4 Dec 2023

Man accused of stealing Covid-19 data to spend night behind bars

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 4 December 2023

The man accused of stealing Covid-19 data will stay behind bars tonight after he was denied bail in the Wellington District Court today.

Te Whatu Ora says it has taken a number of urgent steps, including legal action, in light of the unauthorised disclosure and misuse of data by one of its staff members.

56 year old Barry Young​ has featured in videos with conspiracy theorist Liz Gunn, and appeared twice before Wellington District Court judge Andrew Nicholls​ today.

Ruth Hill was in court and she speaks to Lisa Owen.