from the BFD:


There has been another data breach of firearms owners’ information, and it looks like there has been a cover-up as well. Newshub reports:

Newshub can reveal firearms licences were among the personal data breached in the massive Tuia250 digital security failure and the Government kept it secret.

The Opposition is accusing the Prime Minister of a cover-up but Jacinda Ardern’s Ministry for Culture and Heritage denies it was hiding anything from the public.

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime commemorating 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Pakeha. But before the journey even began, Tuia250 was marred by a massive Government security breach in August 2019.

It was revealed hundreds of personal documents were left online – free for the taking. And Newshub has uncovered one form of ID the Government did not tell the public about – gun licences.

The Police breached the privacy of thousands of firearms owners, and now the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has done the same. The modus operandi when caught is the same: Deny, deny, deny.

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