NZ insurance firm settles over privacy breach

Stuff reports:

An insurance company has been forced to reach a settlement and change its policies after breaching a man’s privacy by accessing his full medical history without permission.

The unidentified man brought a complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner after the company he applied to for trauma insurance accessed his full medical records for the previous five years.

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Related: Case Note 226245 [2013] NZ PrivCmr 2 : Over-collection of medical notes by insurance company

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