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Breaches Hit Gov’t Agencies

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

October 25, 2012

The New Zealand Herald reports on three new breaches involving Work and Income New Zealand. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has said these developments are not part of a systemic issue with the agency, the report states. Prime Minister John Key said the incidents are unacceptable but noted that human mistakes are unavoidable. The privacy commissioner has been notified. Meanwhile, an Auckland District Health Board staff member mistakenly sent personal medical information to a journalist, and last week’s incident involving the Ministry of Social Development prompted a columnist to write “when the New Zealand government is pushing e-government in a big way, it is paramount that the public…have confidence in them.”
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