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NZTA Mistakenly Exposes 1,000 E-mail Addresses

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

April 6, 2012

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has apologised to nearly 1,000 customers after mistakenly exposing their e-mail addresses in an e-mail alerting customers that their credit card reportedly failed to transfer funds, The New Zealand Herald reports. In its recall message, the NZTA reportedly made the same mistake. Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans noted that it's an easy mistake to make but could exact consequences, adding, "Lists of e-mail addresses can be a treasure trove for spammers and scammers."
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