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Government Struggles To Protect Privacy

DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND

May 9, 2013

As the government relies more on electronic records with their ease of sharing information, privacy breaches have become commonplace, reports Stuff.co.nz. In the past two years, “departments have breached the privacy of more than 100,000 New Zealanders.” Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is seeking to improve the government’s privacy practices and restore public trust, noting there is a “vulnerability” that needs to be “urgently dealt with.” As former Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton, CIPP/US, states, “There will always be risk, but it needs to be well-managed.”
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