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Former Te Whatu Ora worker Barry Young appears in court...

• NewsHub New Zealand

A 56-year-old man has been denied bail for now after appeared in court on Monday morning, accused of leaking large amounts of Te Whatu Ora vaccination data online.   

Barry Young was arrested on Sunday and appeared before Wellington District Court judge Andrew Nicholls on Monday.  

He faces one charge of dishonestly accessing Te Whatu Ora databases with the maximum penalty being up to seven years of imprisonment.   

He has not entered a plea.  

A public gallery full of supporters stood and clapped when Young entered the courtroom. Judge Nicholls told them off, saying "any more disruption and I'll ask you to leave".

Young has been denied bail on Monday and will be released on bail at 1pm on Tuesday.