NBR expresses innocence about Vodafone-2degrees secret deal leak

NBR expresses innocence about Vodafone-2degrees secret deal leak

Vodafone-2degrees secret deal has come under the scanner as the Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into a potential breach of the confidentiality order.

The commission, on August 5, demanded removal of a related story from NBR's website as it violates the provisions made in Section 100 of the Commerce Act that confers power to the government agency to ban disclosure of information.

The regulator found breach of Section 100 of the Commerce Act on account of the publication of confidential information.

Telecommunications commissioner, Ross Patterson last night said, "The commission considers and comes to its own conclusions about whether information does indeed require confidentiality protections."

The act provides provisions for fines of up to $12,000 a day to the company for disclosure of the information provided the court establishes the offence. Meanwhile, NBR has asked its counsel to get further information from the regulator about its decision and said that it has not violated any provision of the law.

Meanwhile, Juha Saarinen, ZDNet, said that there are no grounds for acting against the NBR, terming the action against NBR unjustified.

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