Feb 192017
 
 February 19, 2017  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Felix Geiringer writes:

Nicky Hager’s complaint against Westpac has been upheld by the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner found that Westpac had breached Mr Hager’s privacy by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. This is part of the continuing fallout from the Police’s unlawful raid on Mr Hager’s Wellington home in 2014. 

Mr Hager believes that this is a very important decision.

“It is relevant to a big and wide issue of companies providing information to Police. While the decision was based on the particular facts of this case it will be relevant to that debate.”

Read more of the press release on Wellington Scoop.

See also Westpac’s failed claim: Customers have signed away their rights to privacy (NZ Herald).

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