New Zealand’s justice minister has said Google could face prosecution for sending a mass email which included the name of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane.
The suspect was granted a temporary name suppression while he awaits trial, making it illegal to publish his name.
The email, which named the suspect prominently, went to people signed up to receive the country’s top trends.
Google said it did not know about the suppression order.
Justice Minister Andrew Little told the New Zealand Herald that if the email breach was traced to any of Google’s New Zealand infrastructure then the firm could be prosecuted in the country. Google has an office in New Zealand with at least 20 staff and was set to add more employees this year. Read more