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Labour Says New WINZ Breach Was Preventable

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May 23, 2013

Jacinda Ardern, Labour’s social development spokeswoman, said a recent Work and Income (WINZ) breach was preventable, The New Zealand Herald reports. The details of 34 WINZ beneficiaries were mistakenly sent to the wrong claimant. “Had the minister, right from the very beginning when we had that first kiosk breach, agreed to have Deloitte look at all of the privacy protocols and practices within the department, perhaps we might not have had this more recent breach,” Ardern said, adding, the government needs to take its citizens’ privacy more seriously.
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