NZ: How the Ministry of Justice put coroners’ files for 33,000 people on public access in a massive breach of privacy
David Fisher reports:
A fresh and extraordinary privacy breach at Archives NZ has been uncovered – 33,000 coronial files on public display revealing child abuse, mental health details and suicide notes.
The files related to deaths which occurred between 1979 and 2000 and saw psychiatric reports, details of child sex abuse, suicide details – including a suicide note – and other highly personal information available to and accessed by the public.
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