ACC says there is no evidence the corporation has again mistakenly sent out private information, after a claimant alleged on an online forum to have been the recipient of a fresh privacy breach.
A member of the ACC Forum has claimed to have been sent a list of names and case review information when he received his ''IT sweep'', which is a record of his case on ACC's files.
''The information contains the full names of the claimants also,'' the member with the username Chroy said.
ACC's privacy officer Miriama Henderson wrote on the forum that the member needed to recover the information so it could contact the clients whose information had been released.
''We'll also advise the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of any breach. I would ask you to immediately return any information that's not intended for you.''
ACC spokeswoman Stephanie Melville said today the member had not contacted ACC so the corporation was unable to confirm any breach had occurred.
''ACC takes any privacy breach seriously and is investigating. But to date there is no evidence that a breach has occurred.''
Fairfax Media revealed earlier this year that claimant Bronwyn Pullar had been inadvertently sent details of more than 6000 fellow claimants including 250 sensitive sexual abuse cases.
It was considered to be the biggest privacy breach in the corporation's history and fall-out from the saga led to the resignations of Cabinet minister Nick Smith, board chairman John Judge, chief executive Ralph Stewart and three other board members.
Three investigations were launched after the breach was made public. The police dismissed claims by ACC that Pullar had blackmailed the corporation and inquiries by the Privacy Commissioner and Auditor-General are ongoing.
Chroy claimed to be one of the 6000 claimants whose name was sent to Pullar.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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