19 Apr 2010

Councillor complains to police over emails

6:02 pm on 19 April 2010

A North Shore city councillor has made a formal complaint to police after confidential emails were forwarded to a Sunday newspaper from his council email account.

Ken McKay says he left his computer logged on in a councillors' work room last Thursday and it appears someone forwarded the emails to a reporter while he was out of the room.

Mr McKay says he finds it appalling and considers the act to be identity theft.

He says only a limited number of people have access to the room and the action was clearly malicious.

The council has also reported the incident to police and is reviewing its internal security.