Breach Reports Up This Year, Two More To Add
DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALANDDecember 6, 2012
Stuff.co.nz reports that self-reported data breaches have tripled this year and public complaints about breaches rose as well. The New Zealand Herald reports on another breach adding to the total: The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has fired an employee who inappropriately accessed 48 patients’ medical records. The board has apologised to patients for the breach, but one employee is questioning their decision to allow the worker to access her computer throughout the investigation. Meanwhile, the federal Corrections Department sent a man’s criminal records to the wrong recipient, prompting a Labour Party spokesman to say the department has an insufficient regard for privacy, the APNZ reports.