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Health Provider Sorry for Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

July 20, 2012

HealthCare New Zealand is apologizing for a breach involving the personal information of dozens of patients, which was discovered on a Merivale street recently, The New Zealand Herald reports. The patient records had been stolen from an employee’s vehicle a few weeks prior. “We’re really sorry about the event,” said HealthCare NZ Community Services Manager Scott Arrol. “It’s not the sort of thing that happens to us.” Police are investigating.
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