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Commissioner Investigating Data Leak

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

April 20, 2012

The privacy commissioner is investigating four complaints made by the Council of Trade Unions about the Ports of Auckland, Radio New Zealand reports. One case involves the leaking of a Maritime Union crane operator's details by the company via an Internet blog, which one expert says "undoubtedly" breached the Privacy Act. A union president said it filed an additional complaint alleging that another worker's details were released to the same blog. Ports of Auckland said it will cooperate with the commissioner's investigation.
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