16 May 2019

Social Development Ministry slammed for invading privacy

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 16 May 2019

The Ministry of Social Development has been slammed by the Privacy Commissioner for systemically misusing its powers while pursuing people it suspects of cheating the system.

His inquiry has found that the ministry has been unjustifiably intruding on people's lives, and changes must be made. RNZ social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story.