26 Aug 2019

Data breach a ‘major concern’, applicant says

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 26 August 2019

Hundreds of people have had sensitive details exposed online after a 'mistake' from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Anaru Barton was one of the 302 affected after applying to be part of the Tuia 250 programme. His application and unsuccessful, but his private information has still been breached.

RNZ reporter Charlotte Cook spoke to Mr Barton, who said it's a major concern his information could get into anybody's hands and be fraudulently used.