After commissioning an independent expert review of the privacy breach that occurred in December 2021 and adopting all the subsequent recommendations in March 2022, the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand can confirm it has completed the implementation of actions to address all the recommendations.

Recommendations made by the independent external reviewer included strengthening employee induction processes, establishing protocols for employees in specialist roles seeking external technical support, and ensuring all policies and procedures remain current and are reviewed regularly.

Chief Executive Lesley Hoskin said, “We’ve taken the learnings from this and doing everything we can to ensure this type of mistake doesn’t happen again. We’re very clear that privacy protection must always be our priority, which will ensure teachers have confidence in our systems and processes.

“The Chair and Councillors directed me to ensure that all the recommendations were addressed by 30 June 2022, and I can confirm that the work required has now been completed,” said Ms Hoskin.

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