30 Jul 2020

Covid patient leak inquiry report released

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 30 July 2020
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Photo: RNZ & Boag Allan SvG

An inquiry has found the leak of personal Covid-19 patient details by the former National Party MP Hamish Walker and former Party President Michelle Boag was "deliberate and politically motivated".

The Government ordered the State Services Commission to investigate in early July after three media outlets, including RNZ, were leaked the personal details.

The report, released today, places the blame squarely on Mr Walker and Ms Boag. The Privacy Commissioner will now look into whether either the pair should face any consequences. RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson.