30 May 2019

Treasury website breach not illegal - police

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 30 May 2019

The police have dropped an investigation into hacking of the Treasury website prompted by the leaking of supposedly secret Budget details.

The Treasury admitted this morning a weakness in its website meant people could access a limited amount of Budget information.

It says they'd been advised by police anyone who did so did not act unlawfully.

Andrew Geddis is a professor of law at the University of Otago.