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Bank Sharing Few Details on Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

November 7, 2013

Westpac is sharing few details about a breach involving customer details, Stuff.co.nz reports. “The bank will not confirm if it has told affected customers what happened,” the report states, noting a newspaper has seen the documents that were given to a customer by a bank employee in error. The documents “spelled out customer account numbers, term deposit start and maturity dates, interest rates and balances,” according to the report, which also cites the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s recommendations that it is generally “a good idea for organisations to notify affected parties of any potential privacy breach.”
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