NZ: Landlord’s ‘blacklist’ of tenant’s criminal convictions hacked and leaked online

Samesh Mohanlall reports:

A woman was shocked to discover her decades-old criminal record had been published online, part of a blacklist of compromising information compiled by a property investor group and sold to landlords about prospective tenants.

Jessica Cross was one of hundreds of Timaru residents to have their sensitive information posted online, including a conviction for a minor offence she says she committed 15 years ago while still a teenager.

The South Canterbury Property Investors’ Association (SCPIA) president Kerry Beveridge said their database had been hacked and the list posted online and the list should only have been made available to members.

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