NZ: CYF ‘stuff-up’ fuels privacy concerns

Craig McCulloch reports:

A Child, Youth and Family privacy breach is being brandished as proof the government cannot be trusted with people’s private information.

The breach has been made public as the government faces a backlash over its plan to require agencies to hand over clients’ details if they want state funding.

Kaitaia woman Kelly Stratton said she received a letter from Child, Youth and Family last month, inviting her to a family group conference for a distant relative she barely knew.

The letter contained a child’s private details, she said.

Read more on Radio New Zealand.

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