EQC Email Privacy Breach

They won't get punished but they might get a verbal lashing and that is just for starters.Private information belonging to 9700 claimants was this morning mistakenly emailed externally by EQC. EQC boss Ian Simpson said he decided to front on the breach immediately in light of other recent government department privacy breaches. He made the announcement at a press conference in central Wellington this afternoon. At 7.45am today a staff member sent out an email intending to stay within EQC, however, [...]

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Smartphones and tablets transforming business

Smartphones and tablets mean switched-on entrepreneurs can carry the office with them. Robert Gerrish's business is helping other small companies thrive. So it is with some sheepishness that the director of the micro-business community Flying Solo admits he initially resisted having "email in his pocket". "I was often going around saying, 'Horrible, horrible'," he says of being so connected. However, since succumbing to a smartphone, life is much changed for the Sydney businessman. "I can be going out for a walk or [...]

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