NZ: Privacy breach at Disputes Tribunal

Ugh. Shane Cowlishaw reports:

A sensitive case file that was misplaced at a Night and Day convenience store left a woman “understandably upset” after it was sent to the man she was locked in a dispute with. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Details of the privacy breach were revealed in a briefing to Justice Minister Andrew Little, released under the Official Information Act.

In March, a referee from the Disputes Tribunal left an active civil case file that included the confidential address details of one of the parties in the store.

It was found by a staff member who sent it to a man who was the second party in the case and whose address was also in the file.


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