NZ: Confidential information at risk after computer stolen from Commerce Commission

James Fyfe and Edward O’Driscoll report:

A computer holding hundreds of meeting and interview transcripts has been stolen from the Commerce Commission.

The computer belonged to an external provider and was taken last week, the Commerce Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

The transcripts cover a range of the commission’s work and may date back to early 2016 and contain confidential information provided by businesses and individuals.

Read more on NewsHub. Once again, breaches have consequences, as the commission will no longer be using the external provider in question:

“It was subject to contractual and confidentiality obligations to ensure that information was stored securely and deleted after use. The provider has informed us it did not meet these obligations.”

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