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Privacy of 100 ACC Clients Compromised

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

May 17, 2012

The private data of more than 100 Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) clients was compromised after it was mistakenly sent to the incorrect recipients, Stuff.co.nz reports. An ACC representative said he was “deeply apologetic,” adding, “It was a group of people; there were some employers, some self-employed and some large corporations.” The ACC is currently being investigated by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for a separate incident.
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