NZ: Ministry investigates WINZ privacy breach
Radio New Zealand reports:
The Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development are investigating a privacy breach after a Work and Income client accessed someone else’s information.
Yesterday, the man told RNZ he was trying to access his WINZ account through government’s RealMe identity verification system and got another client’s details.
The man – who wished to be known only as Tom – said he had access to personal details such as the other user’s phone number and email address, and had the ability to go in and change the details. He was unable to access his own account.
Read more on Radio New Zealand.