Greens suggest ACC police inquiry
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:32a.m.
A police inquiry might be necessary to establish whether former ACC chairman John Judge deliberately destroyed information in his computers, the Green Party says.
ACC Minister Judith Collins says Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff's inquiry into a leaked email is being hampered by Mr Judge having replaced or wiped his computers.
The email in question, which identified Bronwyn Pullar as the ACC claimant at the centre of a privacy scandal, was leaked to the Herald on Sunday.
It was sent to Ms Collins, Mr Judge and ACC chief executive Ralph Stewart.
Mr Judge and Mr Stewart have resigned, although Mr Stewart is staying on until the end of the year.
Ms Collins said in response to an Official Information Act request from the New Zealand Herald that she had been advised Mr Judge replaced his home computer and the old one was "no longer accessible".
She was also advised he was given an iPad by ACC but it was wiped before it was returned.
Mr Judge, who strenuously denies leaking the email, has accused Ms Collins of trying to blacken his name.
He says everything in his old computer was transferred to his new one, and his iPad didn't receive emails.
The Greens' ACC spokesman, Kevin Hague, says ACC's procedures about the use of its hardware, and official information sent to private email addresses, should be part of Ms Shroff's inquiry.
"It is important for the integrity of the public service that they are investigated properly," he said on Friday.
"The police may need to investigate whether or not former ACC chairman John Judge has deliberately destroyed potentially crucial information."
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4/08/2012 12:46:46 a.m.
The authorities were quick to jump in boots and all to investigate a covered claimant, Bronwyn Puller with intent to charge. Doubt they will be so quick to reciprocate when one of the white collar elite are so clearly criminally implicated. Though it would seem right and proper as stated by Hague "for the integrity of the public service that they are investigated properly,"
3/08/2012 3:05:05 p.m.
Good to see someone takes there computer security seriously hahaha
3/08/2012 1:33:24 p.m.
I smell a rat wrote:
Fact of the matter is that ACC were trying to blacken Bronwyn Pullar any way they could, so dirty tricks of all sorts were on the agenda... Hard to imagine that John Judge would be squeaky clean.
3/08/2012 11:47:42 a.m.
Ms/Mr Collins plays a nasty game, it will be your fault even if she has done the wrong thing herself.
Its the way she has always been, notice how the court case against Mallard and Little allows her to "not talk about this with media".
She doesnt want people to know how bad she is at her job and how badly National have screwed up with ACC.
So out come the dirty tactis.
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