The theft of an Auckland legal aid lawyer’s laptop compromises 80 cases

Julie Iles reports:

A stolen, unprotected work laptop has put at risk the confidential details of more than 80 legal aid clients.

The laptop was taken in a September burglary of the home of a recently resigned legal aid lawyer, Ministry of Justice chief operating officer Carl Crafar said.

The laptop contained the confidential details of at least 83 of the lawyer’s former clients and was not password protected.

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