Oct 062020
 October 6, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Radio New Zealand reports:

Police have admitted mistakenly sending a person a letter containing personal information about someone else.

National road policing manager Gini Welch said the letter was sent from its infringement bureau, and it is investigating a second possible error.

She said a review had found the mistake was caused by human error and it had changed its processes.

Welch said 220 letters were sent at the time and it would contact all the recipients to see if there were further issues.

The matter has been reported to the Privacy Commissioner.

That’s it. The whole news report. This made headline news there.

I love how seriously New Zealand takes privacy and breaches — even affecting just one person.

So we have breaches here with millions and millions of people and entities tell us “We take your privacy and security very seriously and we don’t think you have any reason to be concerned…. blah blah blah.”

And then we have New Zealand.  A country that actually talks the talk and not just walks the walk.


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