Spies’ database of secrets about Kiwis ignored basic security rules and standards, report finds

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Source: New Zealand Herald, Wednesday May 3, 2017

The intelligence agency databases holding some of the most personal information about New Zealanders breached basic standards for protecting those secrets, a new report has found.

An inquiry by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security found the lack of basic security standards was well-known for years at the NZ Security Intelligence Service.

Even though it was well-known little was done, meaning there was no formal protection for the four databases containing information about those wanting security clearances.