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ACC Breach Victim Says She Was Blackmailed

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

May 11, 2012

One of the victims of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) breach involving the loss of nearly 9,000 records says she was blackmailed by the individual who accidentally received her personal details in the mail, The New Zealand Herald reports. The woman says the man contacted her over an eight-month period in an attempt to extort money from her. She adds the ACC has not taken the breach seriously. The ACC says it is investigating the matter, as are police and the privacy commissioner's office. "These investigations are examining ACC's privacy processes and its governance," the report states.
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