NZ: ACC says sorry for botched mailout

Rachel Tiffen reports:

ACC [Accident Compensation Corporation] has apologised “unreservedly” to thousands of businesses and individuals whose private information about workplace injuries was sent to the wrong companies.

The corporation sends out 15,000 individual reports each month and yesterday 2000 were mailed to the wrong businesses.

In a statement issued last night, general manager Dr Keith McLea said ACC was very disappointed privacy may have been breached and blamed a problem with the January mailout.

This was done by an external agency whose procedures would be reviewed, he said.

“The reports have not been collated correctly by the mail-house and some 2000 businesses will have received information intended for other organisations, including private information,” he said.

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