Interim injunction to remain over EQC breach

7:50 pm on 9 April 2013

An interim injunction to prevent the distribution of details from a leaked Earthquake Commission email will continue until a further order of the High Court.

The injunction was granted on Monday and an urgent hearing was held at the Wellington High Court on Tuesday afternoon.

It has been served on Christchurch insurance advocate Bryan Staples and a blogger known as EQC Truths.

Mr Staples mistakenly received an email from the EQC two weeks ago which contained the details of 83,000 quake-damaged properties.

The blogger says he received the same information from a disgruntled worker at EQC.

The commission's lawyer told the High Court that the Privacy Commissioner has declined to take action on EQC's behalf.

Pheroze Jagose said several issues need to be resolved, including establishing who the defendants are, as the case is currently listed as being between the EQC and unnamed defendants.

Justice Collins said a full hearing should occur in three or four weeks.