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Commissioner: Privacy Laws Not at Fault in Teacher Scandal

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

August 30, 2012

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has said she does not believe existing privacy laws are to blame in the case of a Northland deputy principal who allegedly abused his students, 3news.co.nz reports. “There are many ways under which information can be shared,” Shroff said. “In my personal view, it’s got more to do with patch protection and people perhaps not trusting another agency with some particularly sensitive information.” The news comes a week after a report from the minister of education revealed a sex offender had stolen an individual’s identity to teach.
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