Radio New Zealand: Patient records from second psychiatric hospital caught up in Archives NZ breach

Radio New Zealand: Patient records from second psychiatric hospital caught up in Archives NZ breach. “Archives NZ apologised on Monday for a breach of Sunnyside psychiatric hospital records. Now a new OIA response shows patient records from Seaview psychiatric hospital, near Hokitika, were mistakenly put online, too. But Archives NZ said because no one accessed the Seaview records, it chose not to notify the public.”

Radio New Zealand: Swedish company apologises over security breaches at Archives New Zealand

Radio New Zealand: Swedish company apologises over security breaches at Archives New Zealand. “A Swedish company has apologised over months of security breaches at Archives New Zealand. Technology failings since February have exposed at least 9000 restricted records. They have shut down the public’s, historians’ and researchers’ ability to search the archive for days at a time.”

Stuff New Zealand: Archives New Zealand services worst in decades, say experts

Stuff New Zealand: Archives New Zealand services worst in decades, say experts. “Last week the Government’s record-keeping authority removed public access to its widely used online collections search tool – which had only been live since February – due to a potential privacy and security breach, after restricted files became visible. Late on Tuesday Archives reinstated access to the search tool, with chief archivist Anahera Morehu saying she was satisfied there was no breach.”

Radio New Zealand: Difficulty accessing archive documents angers historians

Radio New Zealand: Difficulty accessing archive documents angers historians “Mounting difficulties getting hold of critical historical documents at the national Archive are sparking government infighting and threats of legal action. A high court Justice has noted cases are being severely impeded. To make matters worse, the $9 million IT system used to search the country’s history files has had to be shut down over a security breach of restricted documents.”

Stuff New Zealand: Online access to Archives’ records removed after potential privacy breach

Stuff New Zealand: Online access to Archives’ records removed after potential privacy breach. “Archives New Zealand has indefinitely removed access to its widely used online search system for its collections after restricted records containing private information became publicly visible. Now the only way people can access Archives’ collections is by going into physical Archives offices and requesting physical copies of records.”