The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

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Privacy investigation complete


15 September 2017
The Department has investigated whether any Ministerial Services staff received or passed on information regarding the Rt Hon. Winston Peters’ superannuation matter.

The investigation process included a search of digital records and a series of interviews with Ministerial Services staff. It found that five Ministerial Services employees had received the information before it was reported by media. There was no evidence that the information was provided to media or third parties by these staff members.

The Department takes privacy seriously, and upholding the confidentiality of information forms part of the Code of Conduct all employees sign.

If further information comes to light, the Department will undertake further inquiries as necessary.