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Public Service Commission to investigate Te Pāti Māori illegal data use allegations

Summarised by Centrist 

The Public Service Commission is set to launch an independent inquiry following allegations that Te Pāti Māori illegally used data during the 2023 election campaign. 

Former workers at Manurewa Marae claim census data was improperly photocopied and used to target voters in the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate. 

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has called for the investigation, and said that it was important to establish the facts and ensure independent oversight. 

The inquiry will assess the safeguards and institutional arrangements in place across multiple government agencies to protect personal information and manage conflicts of interest. 

The police, Stats NZ, and the Privacy Commissioner are also investigating the allegations.

Read more over at RNZ

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