NZ: Immigration staff axed over privacy breaches

Danya Levy reports:

Immigration New Zealand has breached the privacy of more than 200 people – most of whom were not informed – in incidents in the past three years that led to 10 staff members losing their jobs.

It follows privacy breaches by state agencies including Work and Income, Inland Revenue and ACC, and raises fresh concerns about the Government’s ability to keep personal details secure as it develops a controversial sex-offender register and vulnerable-children database.

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