Privacy Commissioner John Edwards wants to help restore the public’s faith that government agencies will protect their personal data, TVNZ reports. "There are rules, and those rules need to be respected," Edwards said. The report examines several high-profile breaches in recent years, noting none were fined as a result of the incidents. Edwards said, “The harm that happens to the reputation of those organisations through being named and shamed by the commissioner is probably more substantial than the fine.” Meanwhile, in a new incident, Auckland City Council staff members have said their privacy was breached after auditors checked e-mails during an investigation.
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