Privacy commissioner closes probe into RBNZ cyber defences

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New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has closed a probe into the central bank’s cyber defences, following a breach that saw hackers gain access to sensitive documents in late 2020.

The commissioner’s office ended its “compliance notice” today (September 1). The notice set out several reforms for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to enact relating to the security of personal information.

“The RBNZ has made every change recommended and more, and we are closing this compliance notice confident that

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