EQC privacy breach very disappointing
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
22 March 2013
EQC privacy breach very
The breach of 9700 people’s
privacy by the Earthquake Commission is very disappointing,
especially given the amount of stress Cantabrians are under,
Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Lianne Dalziel
“On top of everything Cantabrians have faced in
the past two and a half years, this is more stress for them
to cope with. It’s the last thing they needed. The EQC
must get in contact with those affected as soon as
“I give EQC credit for fronting up to their
mistake. But there is a culture of privacy breaches
happening in government, following the ACC, MSD and IRD
breaches. Thousands of people have had their privacy
breached in the past year.
“It seems extremely lax to
send such a vast amount of private information by email.
Everything must be done to prevent this happening
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