Policy

Govt clamps down on web service providers after data breach

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 26 Aug 2019

By Pattrick Smellie Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - A swathe of government departments have been ordered not to use web and information communications technology service providers not on an approved list following disclosure of a major data privacy breach over the weekend. The Treasury, which suffered an embarrassing data breach prior to the Budget, is among those required to use only those providers who appear on an approved 'all-of-government ICT common capabilities procurement list', Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at her post-Cabinet...

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