2 Dec 2019

Gun owners' council denounces breach of firearms buy-back data

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 2 December 2019

A privacy breach has shut down the police website for the national firearms buyback scheme but police say the gun buyback programme will continue.

The police can't yet rule out whether any gun owners' information has ended up in the hands of organised crime gangs. Deputy commissioner Mike Clement says while he's sure the dealer was the only person who  accessed the details he can't guarantee that absolutely. 

Karyn speaks with Nicole McKee, the secretary of the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners about the gun buyback scheme and this data breach.

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Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton