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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:02 AM

[NZ] MP Hamish Walker, former party president Michelle Boag admit leaking Covid patients' detail

From https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12346280

National MP Hamish Walker, former party president Michelle Boag admit leaking Covid patients' details

7 Jul, 2020 8:10pm

Revelations that a National MP and a former party president combined to leak confidential Covid patients' details have been branded "dirty politics" by the Government.

National MP Hamish Walker has been stripped of his Opposition portfolios after admitting he passed confidential private details of Covid-19 patients to the media after he received them from former party president Michelle Boag.

He has apologised in a statement today, and didn't make a reference about whether he intended to remain as the Clutha-Southland candidate in September's general election.

A privacy breach of 18 active Covid cases was revealed by the Weekend Herald, which the Government has described as serious and possibly criminal.

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Violet_Crumble Jul 11 #1

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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:22 AM

1. That's incredibly nasty and irresponsible behaviour...

Apologies aren't good enough. If NZ is similar to here, there's undeserved anger being aimed at people who are now testing positive. People shouldn't be identified. It's so unfair on them and their families...

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