I started with trying to find what the legal situation in NZ is with Govt. Dept's legal duty of care. As far as I can find, there is none. There are statements of care, mission statements, not legally binding ones. Case law exists but that is to contend if there was duty of care, nominal position. I can find no actual legal requirement for in this instance WINZ or DSW having to protect your private information if you have been required to provide it. Prisons and Police hopefully have it.
All this is essential because if you are going to have inquiries it behoves you to define just what law the inquiry is against and most law is contractual in these cases.
Otherwise it's just experts arguing with each other over he said, she said. If there is no legal requirement for Govt. to adequately protect citizens private information, then why bother?
Yes but no legal duty of care, at all.
The mind boggles on the potential level of exposure we face.
As with leaky buildings Council failure, the physical cost to the taxpayer will be huge, far outweighing any gains made in kiosks (Air NZ model right?).
We need to know how much Govt. has exposed us to liabilities for non-transparent spending decisions.
Hehe, I doubt it, but I note that the legal responsibilities of Govt. are never discussed in context with systemic failures.
It would appear we have no legal right of redress in such instances. Pretty glaring hole in our democracy wouldn't you say?
Their basic duty of care...
aha. haha. hahahahahahahahaha.
I am fairly sure they have a legal one. Otherwise we are screwed.
Herald article I saw yesterday said that wasn't going to be happening.
Their basic duty of care is repulsive. It may be time for a charter, between us and Govt. Our democracy is broken, IMO.
I blame the CEO model, squarely.
I wonder if when they took the kiosks offline they bumped up staff numbers to cope? I also wonder if they have drawn up a plan?
I also wonder if this is the straw that gets the PM to the booths early. On so many fronts finally anyone can see this Govt. is woefully broken.
Oh and suing, surely there is a contract WINZ have broken?
Is this the death knell for corporatism? Has anyone considered how totally undemocratic it is?
John, drink your tea John.
John, it's cold John.
John, it's colder outside John.
Huge thank you Gudrun.
The man is seriously proclaiming that the Police have 'cleared' him. Another downside of them (the Police) behaving like a judge and jury.
It's a Police political feature not a bug.