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GCIO Report “Wake-Up Call” for Public Sector

DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND

June 6, 2013

A new report revealing systemic weaknesses in how privacy and security is managed across the public sector is “a wake-up call to the government sector,” Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has said. The Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) report reviewed 215 publicly accessible information systems across 70 agencies. Shroff said, “While departments are keen to make use of personally-linked data, the report shows that they haven’t yet got their heads around how to handle it properly. I welcome the recommendations in the report. They are strong and comprehensive and will require some agencies to really lift their game.”
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