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Privacy breach stories

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Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Last month
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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.
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Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
Fri 21 Oct 2022
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A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others
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The case for prioritising IT privacy in businesses
Tue 18 May 2021
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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.
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76 breaches reported in first four months of revamped Privacy Act
Mon 10 May 2021
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Barely four months since the Privacy Act 2020 came into force, early indications appear to suggest that mandatory breach reporting regulations are working.
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Why consumer privacy is crucial in a remote work era
Thu 4 Mar 2021
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Organisations should monitor all file, app, user and web activity with comprehensive activity logs to uncover the whereabouts of consumers’ data.
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Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
Tue 19 May 2020
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8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
Fri 31 Jan 2020
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"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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Almost half of storage devices for sale contain personal info, study finds
Tue 30 Apr 2019
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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.
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Tech firm launches data privacy toolkit to help navigate the minefield
Thu 14 Mar 2019
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data privacy
Data privacy isn't just about keeping customer information safe, says Data Insights.
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Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
Tue 22 Jan 2019
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The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
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