Council Inadvertently E-mails 10 years of Complaint Data
DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIAApril 18, 2013
Queenstown's district council regulatory organization has announced that it accidentally e-mailed to a local chef the details of every complaint it has received for the past 10 years, reports The New Zealand Herald. The e-mail was sent in response to a request for a complaint form and included the names and phone numbers of the complainants and the names of whom they're complaining about, as well as the details of the complaint. The council has apologised and is reviewing its systems to prevent future mishaps. Meanwhile, a blogger has defied an injunction taken out by the Earthquake Commission to block unnamed parties from revealing thousands of claimant records it accidentally sent to an insurance advocate.