Privacy breach stories
Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Archives NZ is making its online search tool available to all users again, after a shutdown caused by restricted record titles mistakenly being made public.
Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others
The case for prioritising IT privacy in businesses
It was Privacy Awareness Week recently. But one week in May every year isn’t cutting it: privacy needs to be a year-round focus.
76 breaches reported in first four months of revamped Privacy Act
Barely four months since the Privacy Act 2020 came into force, early indications appear to suggest that mandatory breach reporting regulations are working.
Why consumer privacy is crucial in a remote work era
Organisations should monitor all file, app, user and web activity with comprehensive activity logs to uncover the whereabouts of consumers’ data.
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
Almost half of storage devices for sale contain personal info, study finds
If you’re thinking of selling a device with any type of storage, you may want to triple check that you’ve wiped all of your personal information off it before you send it away.
Tech firm launches data privacy toolkit to help navigate the minefield
Data privacy isn't just about keeping customer information safe, says Data Insights.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.