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MSD Chief Calls for Investigation Into Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

October 18, 2012

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Chief Executive Brendan Boyle has called for an investigation after blogger Keith Ng revealed a security flaw in Work and Income data kiosks that allowed unauthorised access to personal and confidential data, reports Stuff.co.nz. Deloitte will carry out the investigation that will look at what happened at the kiosks as well as the MSD’s wider information systems and will make recommendations as to what actions it should take to restore consumer confidence, the report states. Meanwhile, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Labour MP Jacinda Ardern have voiced their disappointment over the breach, and Prime Minister John Key has called for a government-wide review of online information.
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