Vernon Small reports:
Child, Youth and Family (CYF) has mistakenly sent private details about a young woman to the wrong person, but says it is being blackmailed by the woman who received them.
CYF head Bernadine Mackenzie said the agency has taken legal action in relation to the Family Court document to protect the privacy of a young woman after the privacy breach.
“A mistake occurred and I’m sorry that our actions have seen a family’s private information passed to a third party,” she said.
“It should never have happened and we’ve apologised to the family for this. The family has been amazingly understanding of the mistake, and I thank them for that.
“Unfortunately, the woman who has this short document is refusing to return or destroy the information. She is demanding that we return one of her children to her care in exchange for the document.”
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