Waikato DHB wins injunction to stop Radio NZ using hacked data

Stuff reports:

Waikato District Health Board has succeeded in court action to stop Radio New Zealand using data taken in a cyber-attack.

In a decision released on Wednesday, the health board has won an interim injunction through the High Court restraining Radio NZ from accessing stolen data without consent and to permanently delete that data or any copies.

Read more on Stuff.

Update:  Unsurprisingly, the Commissioner supports the action and issued the following statement:

The Privacy Commissioner supports the steps taken by Waikato District Health Board to protect against any further accessing or disclosure of information that was illegally obtained by cyber hackers as part of the ransomware attack on the DHB.

The Privacy Commissioner is considering applying for leave to intervene in any substantive hearing, given the important privacy interests raised by the proceedings.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.