The government has pulled back on its plans to collect people's data until it can assure them their privacy will be protected.
An independent report has highlighted yet another litany of IT errors by MSD in protecting people’s privacy. Why can the Ministry not learn from its mistakes?
An independent review into a security flaw that could have exposed sensitive client information has found serious failings by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is seeking a new private partner to take on the job of deciding whether a breakdown in a young person's family situation is legitimate.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has ordered an independent review into the privacy breach of a system designed to collect service users' personal information.
A damning report from the Privacy Commissioner has raised serious concerns about MSD’s demands for client data. What will it mean for the Government’s wider social investment approach?
Shane Cowlishaw looks at how the Government's 'big data' driven plan to tie social investment to the information it receives from private providers is facing a big test in the form of a Privacy Commission decision due at the end of the month.
David Parker said he was open to the Green idea of Meridian investors not paying their final installment in exchange for the Government keeping more shares, Bill English compared the Labour/Green plan for New Zealand Power to the communist revolution of 1917 in Russia, National MP Katrina Shanks announced an early departure to head up the Funeral Directors' Association, Marie Schroff was replaced as Privacy Commissioner and Judith Collins announced plans to double the threshold for disputes to be taken to the Claims Tribunal rather than the District Court.
Parliament was forced into urgency to retrospectively allow 63 police officers to be legally sworn in again, delaying the third reading of the Telecommunications Interceptions bill. A Privileges Committee complaint against Nick Smith over the Ruataniwha dam was dismissed