Wellington City Council has admitted personal details of up
to 120,000 people were inadvertently released by its parking
The council's parking services contractor Tenix Solutions
released "bulk" personal information about 120,000 parking
tickets issued over the last two financial years, the council
said in a statement today.
The breach happened in response to an information request for
publicly-available information from Tenix about council
parking enforcement data spanning a two-year period.
However, parking ticket information released on three
separate disks contained personal details about vehicle
owners' names, addresses and registration numbers.
The person who made the request contacted the council on
November 19 when he realised it wasn't the information he had
Since then, he has cooperated fully with investigators
working on the breach and returned all of the data, the
Council chief executive Kevin Lavery said he had instructed
Tenix to carry out a full review to assure the breach would
never happen again.
"I would like to unreservedly apologise to those individuals
whose personal information has been disclosed and, again,
thank the requestor for returning the information.
"I have been clear with our contractor that its performance
in this event was woeful. We should all have every confidence
that our personal information is secure and that there are
processes and systems in place to ensure this does not happen