Corrections Minister Accountable For Privacy Blunders
Asenati Lole-Taylor MP
5 December 2012
Corrections Minister Accountable For Privacy
New Zealand First is calling on
the Government to tighten controls at the Department of
Corrections in the wake of a serious privacy breach where
sensitive criminal information was mistakenly faxed to a
The latest breach comes hard on the
heels of a Rimutaka prisoner and prison visitor being
“lost”, a blunder which could have seen the duo visit
the local tavern.
Corrections spokesperson Asenati
Lole-Taylor says Corrections Minister Anne Tolley must
change a habit of a lifetime and take action to stop further
“The Minister is sitting by watching
Corrections Department run itself into the ground.
“The Government is doing a disservice to New
Zealanders by not taking these incidents seriously.
“For example, it’s astounding that Corrections
thinks it appropriate to use an antiquated fax machine to
send information in the Internet age.
Corrections Minister is accountable and must front up with
workable solutions instead of hiding her head in the
sand,” says Mrs
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