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Source: Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is advising people to do the right thing if they are sent or find personal information which might have come from the Waikato DHB ransomware breach. Mr Edwards says he is aware that some patient, staff and other personal information has already been sent to a number of New Zealand media organisations. He warns that the hackers responsible for taking patient and staff information from the DHB are likely to publish and circulate the information further. The information that has been taken is likely to be sensitive personal information. This is likely to be causing a great deal of anxiety to the people affected. It is vital that people respect the personal information of others. Treat the information as you would expect others to treat yours if it were disclosed to you.