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Expert Urges “Major Rethink” on Data Privacy


October 17, 2013

University of Otago Associate Prof. Hank Wolfe is urging a ''major rethink'' on data privacy issues in the wake of such developments as a push for increased data sharing by government departments, Otago Daily Times reports. Wolfe said New Zealanders should “stand tall once again for freedom and privacy,” commenting that the proposed increased data sharing plan is “a vast over-reach” and noting the current situation involving private data held by the government “doesn't inspire any confidence whatsoever.”
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