Cameron Slater acts like a badly unbalanced person.
"Whaleoil" blogger Cameron Slater - now says he does not intend to publish details of Labour Party donors.
A database containing about 18,000 supporters' personal information could be freely downloaded from Labour's website until the problem was fixed over the weekend.
Mr Slater - son of former National Party president and power broker John Slater - obtained a copy of the data and has said he would name supporters on his website.
Today he blogged that he had changed his mind.
"I have decided to withhold the vast bulk of material that I found, because I absolutely agree that as the law stands, everyday New Zealander should be free to contribute to political parties without fear of their name being made public," he said.
Labour deputy leader Annette King yesterday warned against releasing such information.
"He might want to hurt the Labour Party on behalf of the National Party, but it might be wise if he thought about other innocent people who are not expecting to see their personal information out in public," she said.
"I have to say I have no time for his style of politics and the sort of things that he's prepared to do."
Labour accused the National Party of downloading the data from its head office and tipping off Slater, calling it a "politically motivated attack" -- an allegation National has denied.
Slater said people should know about Labour's slack management.
"I thought it important that New Zealanders were made aware of the appalling treatment that the Labour Party gave to people’s confidential information through their wide open website.
"Google and at least nine other bots (web robots) have archived material on the same open Labour site that has been in the news this past week and my post on how this occurred has generated unanimous condemnation of Labour among the IT community."
Slater named two donors including a Labour staffer who he has accused of using Parliamentary resources to do party business. Today he said the staffer had used a Parliamentary funded email address.
Ms King said the party constantly reminded staff to be careful about such matters.
"I don't believe they've used them inappropriately outside the rules, but we will keep a very careful eye on what happened, just as every political party should do," she said.
The Privacy Commissioner has raised concerns about the information and was monitoring the situation while Labour had apologised to affected supporters.
KR says: Cameron Slater is badly in need of psychiatric treatment - its obvious he is badly unbalanced, and being a National supporter its understandable because they are badly unbalanced people, from John Key down. Anybody who is supportive of Don Brash has to be.badly, badly around the twist. LOL