According to the Herald Paula Bennett has said she will apologise if the complaint to the privacy commissioner is upheld.
I would have hoped that if a minister of the crown is found to have broken the law there would be a bit more accountability than an insincere “sorry”.
Especially if that unlawful action has exposed two citizens to the kind of public vitriol that has left one of them having to disconnect her phone.
So much for the accountability John Key talked about last election.
In the meantime someone should tell Bennett that an apology is something you predicate on actually being sorry, not on a having the law find against you.
Update: speaking of accountability does anyone else think it strange that in nearly 17 minutes of interview with Bennett on Q + A this morning Espiner didn’t ask a single question about breach of privacy? I can only guess it was a prearranged condition of Bennett talking. That’s not good enough for a fourth estate that is supposed to hold our politicians to account.