StevieT: Just sent this email to Paula Bennett: Hi Paula, In light of the MSD security breach, which I assume includes a review of StudyLink IT systems, I request that no information pertaining to me is on the MSD and Studylink servers but the continuation of StudyLink payments (loan and allowance), and disability allowance, to still take place, as well as the ability to update my profile on StudyLinks website until an absolute guarantee is given to me that my information is safeguarded in accordance with principal five of the Privacy Act.
Did you get a response to that? It would be surprising if they acted based on email.
I see other people are taking a similar approach asking for data to be removed from MSD systems:
Surprisingly it looks like WINZ staff agreed to remove that person from the system.
In all seriousness maybe they are planning to keep a special filing cabinet in Wellington for the purpose.