Details of representations in compassionate application made public

Mark Smith made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Mark Smith

Dear Ministry of Health,

In regards to details of a private individuals compassionate application being made public, I request information under the official information act

Under what policy was this information passed to the minister of health, Chris Hipkins, any other agency or ministerial office or staff from the ministry of health or the all of government response to covid 19 response team?

Who provided details of representations made on behalf of the pair to MP Chris Hipkins? Title and agency is sufficient.

Are you going to undertake an investigation into this privacy breach? As the question asked by MP Chris Hipkins was asked in his role as a member of parliament, not as a Minister. Private information about an individuals compassionate application has been passed on to member's of parliament who do not have ministerial responsibility for the information.

How have your actions complied with the privacy act 1993, especially principle 10(1)(b)?

How have these actions aligned with the governments ethos to 'be kind'?'

Please remember, that official information is not only what is written down and recorded, but information that is kept in officials minds. I expect that you comply with the official information act properly.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request for official information received 19 June 2020
for:

"In regards to details of a private individuals compassionate application
being made public, I request information under the official information
act
Under what policy was this information passed to the minister of health,
Chris Hipkins, any other agency or ministerial office or staff from the
ministry of health or the all of government response to covid 19 response
team?
Who provided details of representations made on behalf of the pair to MP
Chris Hipkins? Title and agency is sufficient.
Are you going to undertake an investigation into this privacy breach? As
the question asked by MP Chris Hipkins was asked in his role as a member
of parliament, not as a Minister. Private information about an individuals
compassionate application has been passed on to member's of parliament who
do not have ministerial responsibility for the information.
How have your actions complied with the privacy act 1993, especially
principle 10(1)(b)?
How have these actions aligned with the governments ethos to 'be kind'?'"

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202004429.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavour to
respond to your request no later than 17 July 2020, being 20 working days
after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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