EQC, Health-Related Breach Reported
DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALANDSeptember 19, 2013
MSN NZ reports on “yet another privacy breach at the Earthquake Commission (EQC), with letters sent to the wrong claimants.” The most recent breach, which involved 260 New Zealand customers’ information being compromised when letters were incorrectly addressed, follows unrelated breach reports earlier this year. Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said EQC is handling the issue appropriately, noting, “It appears to be a human error. I guess when they're dealing with that level of correspondence, things can happen.” Meanwhile, a New Zealand nurse who illegally accessed patient details and texted another person about them has been suspended.