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Novopay May Face Financial Penalties

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

April 11, 2013

A recent privacy breach by payroll system Novopay has resulted in an apology issued by the Ministry of Education, reports the Otago Daily Times. A Talent2 staff member mistakenly e-mailed information covering 5,600 transactions to payroll administrators at 1,600 schools. While the contract with Talent2 requires they meet the requirements of the privacy law, according to Secretary of Education Peter Hughes, “They have failed to meet those requirements, and there are a range of things we can do under the contract, including financial penalties.” Meanwhile, a breach involving a letter sent to the wrong e-mail address has also been reported at the Ministry of Education.
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