NZ: Police investigate alleged leak from DNA database

Police are investigating a claim an Environmental Science and Research worker has made an “inappropriate disclosure” from the national DNA profile databank.

ESR said today a criminal investigation had started.

“A staff member has been suspended pending the outcome of the police and internal investigations,” a spokeswoman said.

The alleged security breach was the first since the databank began operating in 1996.

Read more in The Otago Daily Times.

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