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Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Three agents of RE/MAX Tri City Realty in Rockingham were arrested on misdemeanor charges for unauthorized computer access of their competitor, Exit Realty, who apparently did not know that they had been breached. More. In the UK, a gang is on trial for cloning credit cards. They allegedly struck when...

Computer technician on trial in Hong Kong celebrity sex photo case

Marina Dimova reports that computer technician Sze Ho-chun went on trial for stealing explicit photographs from singer-actor Edison Chen’s laptop and uploading them to the internet. The case triggered a huge celebrity sex scandal in Hong Kong because the photos depicted Chen and various starlets in sex acts. Sze allegedly got access to the...

NZ: Privacy authority joins inquiry

Janine Rankin reports: The Privacy Commission will investigate how schools released schoolgirls’ contact details as part of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination programme. The programme’s planned to continue next year to reach another three year groups, and in future will be routine for Year 8s. Assistant privacy commissioner Katrine Evans said getting the...

N.B. says privacy policy violated after health records vanished

CBC News in Canada reports: The New Brunswick government is acknowledging that its privacy policies were not followed after the health records of 203 people went missing from a regional health authority in February. Acting health minister Kelly Lamrock said Friday that senior officials in the Department of Health should have been told immediately....