Senior ACC manager Philip Murch knew of a potentially major
breach of the privacy of more than 6000 claimants for three
months but failed to do enough about it, says chief executive
Ralph Stewart, who last night apologised for the blunder.
People who lodge Accident Compensation Corporation claims in
December stay off work longer on average than at any other
time of the year and it adds $3 million to the annual weekly
compensation bill, ACC says.