Marie Shroff, la commissaire à la vie privée de la Nouvelle-Zélande qualifie, dans son rapport annuel, 2012 comme étant l'année des failles de sécurité:
"This year has been marked for us by major public sector data breaches. [...] These losses of data have highlighted the urgent need for far better security and respect by government agencies for New Zealanders' personal information [...].
"The public sector can't afford to be complacent. It's quite clear that agencies holding large amounts of personal information need to place greater value on that information asset. They need to develop strong leadership and a culture of respect for privacy, as well as day to day policies and practices to provide trustworthy stewardship of our personal information at every level of the organisation. There has been far too little focus on the fact that there are real people behind the masses of information that government agencies hold [...].
"Data breach notification isn't currently required by law, but the Law Commission recently recommended that it should be made compulsory where breaches put people at risk. That would bring New Zealand law into line with practice overseas [...]"
(Source: Privacy Commissioner, Media Release, November 28, 2012)
Pour plus de détails:
- PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF NEW ZEALAND,
- "Privacy Commissioner's Annual Report 2012 - The Year of the Data Breach", Media release, November 28, 2012.
- Annual Report 2012, Wellington, The Privacy Commissioner, 2012.