The EQC Privacy Breach – Where’s the Risk Management?

On Friday, Ian Simpson the Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) held a media conference and announced that a staff member had accidentally sent an email with an attachment containing a spreadsheet with the details of 9,700 Christchurch residents and their claims, to a recipient outside of the organisation.

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Privacy Breaches – Carrot or Stick?

Interesting article in the NY Times here

It discusses the loss of an unencrypted laptop by a NASA employee that contained the confidential details of 10,000 employees including names, birth dates, social security numbers and, in some cases, personal information from background checks.

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