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Council Breach Announced; EQC Files Injunction

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

April 11, 2013

The Medical Council accidentally e-mailed a spreadsheet containing the names, addresses and payment information of 2,900 doctors last year, reports Radio New Zealand. The Medical Council says it was “upfront” about the breach, notifying the Offices of the Privacy Commissioner and Minister of Health as well as issuing a formal apology two weeks after the incident. In a separate ongoing breach incident, the Earthquake Commission has taken out a court injunction to block the insurance advocate it accidentally sent thousands of claimants' records to from using the data.
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