ACC: New Breach, New Board Members
DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALANDSeptember 6, 2012
The New Zealand Herald reports that the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) sent a customer’s claim information, including details about her injury and compensation, to another customer. This reportedly happened shortly after ACC’s breach of 6,700 customer records, but the company took six weeks to inform the customer of the incident. In the wake of this larger breach, ACC Minister Judith Collins has filled vacated seats on the company’s board, causing one advocacy group spokeswoman to say Collins missed an opportunity. Those appointed “do not bring the perspective and knowledge that consumer groups and unions can bring to the table,” said Hazel Armstrong of ACC Futures Coalition.