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Gov’t Creates Panel To Assist Public Agencies

DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND

November 7, 2013

Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain has announced the creation of a panel of 21 security service providers to help government agencies manage privacy and security issues, reports Voxy. The panel will offer services related to risk management, security consulting and review, network and application testing and certification and assurance. The panel was selected by the government chief information officer and is part of an “ongoing programme of work to ensure government agencies are continually lifting privacy and security standards.” Tremain said, "Use of the panel will be mandatory for public and non-public service departments, and it will be available to other state services to help them increase capability.”
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