Bill establishes Special Inquiry into data breaches
15 November 2012
Bill establishes Special Inquiry into data
The Electronic Data Safety Bill will
establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into the spate of
disastrous data breaches across government, says Labour’s
Communications and It spokesperson Clare Curran.
“The huge data breaches at MSD, ACC and IRD are an
information omnishambles for the Government. They are
incapable of applying basic security to our private
“We know at least 15,000 people have
had their privacy breached in the past year alone but the
Government is doing very little to address the issue.
“The confidence of the public has been deeply shaken,
if not lost. Confidence must be restored and a Special
Commission of Inquiry is the only way.
fundamental concerns about IT governance and accountability
as well as the wider government attitude to privacy that
must be addressed.
“This bill will do that and I
call on all parties to support it.”
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