Home > The Body Politic > You can tell it’s election year when…

You can tell it’s election year when…

.

.

You can tell it’s election year when…

… National throws someone under a ‘bus’ to “take Responsibility”

Following from National’s demands that NGOs (Women’s Refuge, Rape Crisis, Budgetting Services, etc) provide personal details of their clients to the Ministry for Social Development (as a condition for government-funding) – a security breach from the Ministry’s computers allowed confidential data to be freely accessed;

.

.

At a time when Daddy State was demanding private information from NGO clients, the MSD’s computer’s were revealed to be woefully lacking in comprehensive security.

Little wonder that some NGOs were flat out refusing to prove sensitive, personal data on their clients, as several Radio NZ interviews presented the growing crisis in NGO confidence in MSD;

.

 

.

 

.

You can tell it’s election year when…

… National miraculously finds more money to invest in cash-starved social services

 

 

.

You can tell it’s election year when…

… National suddenly finds its ‘moral compass’ to slap down errant Ministers

 

 

.

.

.

References

NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse: MSD to require individual client level data from community agencies

NZ Herald: Tolley furious at Ministry for Social Development privacy breach, hints at job losses

Radio NZ: Government demands private data from NGOs

Radio NZ: Govt on shaky ground over data-for-funding contracts, lawyers say

Radio NZ: Rape Crisis reject “data-for-funding” contracts

Radio NZ: Temporary reprieve over ‘private data for funding’ contracts

Additional

Other Blogs

Previous related blogposts

The Rise and Rise of Daddy State: MSD blackmails NGOs for private data

.

.

.

[ image]

.

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on day month year.

.

.

= fs =

Categories: The Body Politic Tags:
  1. KJT
    15 September 2017 at 8:07 pm

    You can tell it is election year. When National pretend to have a social conscience.

    • 22 September 2017 at 11:12 pm

      About the only time we see that phenomenon, KJT. Like ball lightning, an unusually rare event…

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: