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Gov’t Staff Fired, Resign Over Breaches

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

November 29, 2012

Stuff.co.nz reports that breaches at Immigration New Zealand have resulted in 10 staff members losing their jobs in the past three years; six resigned, four were dismissed and eight were given final warnings. Immigration Minister Nathan Guy said the increase in the number of breaches is due to the fact that staff have become more aware of their duty to report breaches. Inland Revenue, the Accident Compensation Corporation and Work and Income have all reported privacy breaches in recent times. Immigration New Zealand is now under the Business, Innovation and Employment Ministry, which is reviewing its policy on privacy breaches, the report states.
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