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Act closes ‘revenge porn’ loophole

Monday, 6 July 2015, 3:48 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) that is now in force makes some changes to the scope of the Privacy Act. One change is to close the ‘revenge porn’ loophole, where complainants’ ex-partners could distribute intimate photographs or videos ... More >>

Privacy Commissioner launches $75,000 research fund

Friday, 12 June 2015, 10:07 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner is calling for applicants for a new privacy-related research funding programme worth up to $75,000 in total. More >>

Commissioner welcomes $25,000 damages ruling against Orcon

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 11:47 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes a ruling by the Human Rights Review Tribunal awarding $25,000 in damages to a young soldier after the telecommunications provider, Orcon, wrongly referred his disputed debt to collection agencies, adversely affecting ... More >>

Privacy Act supports aviation safeguards in New Zealand

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:00 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities ... More >>

App marketplaces urged to make privacy policies clear

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:45 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the NZ Privacy Commissioner is among 23 overseas privacy enforcement partners that are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going ... More >>

Privacy Commissioner’s naming policy

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:52 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Following a period of public consultation, the Privacy Commissioner is implementing a new policy on naming agencies that are in breach of the Privacy Act. The change takes effect on 1 December 2014. More >>

Submission: Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:41 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

My three key areas of concern relate to: • The duration of visual surveillance warrants; • The controls around warrantless surveillance powers; • Clarifying the continuation of controls around access to Passenger Name Record (PNR) data under ... More >>

Protecting trust and privacy in electronic health records

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:19 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

A new report by the Privacy Commissioner on three electronic shared care record (SCR) systems says they are well-managed projects that are appropriately mitigating privacy risks, but that continued attention to privacy is needed if health consumer and provider ... More >>

Global privacy sweep raises mobile app concerns

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:33 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Nearly one third (31 percent) of all mobile apps raise concerns about the nature of permissions sought, a global sweep of mobile apps has found. One in three apps surveyed appeared to request access to information that exceeded their functionality. More >>

Getting privacy right in our data future

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:04 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes the release of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum’s report. More >>

$10 limit for charging for credit reports

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:08 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says there will now be an upper limit on the amount a credit reporter can charge a consumer for an immediate credit report. An amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code will take effect on 1 September 2014. More >>

Making mobile app privacy your competitive advantage

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 12:30 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help them understand their legal obligations under the Privacy Act when collecting personal information through mobile apps. More >>

Digital safety online – New Connect Smart Toolkit for SMEs

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 4:00 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

This is Connect Smart week – promoting cyber-safety awareness, and supported by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. More >>

Privacy watchdog to get more teeth

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 3:26 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

A strengthened and updated Privacy Act will give New Zealanders more power over their information and give the Privacy Commissioner better tools to deal with challenges posed by the digital information era, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. More >>

New Zealanders smarter about social networking – new survey

Monday, 5 May 2014, 1:51 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

New survey results show half of all New Zealanders (50%) say they are more concerned about privacy issues over the last few years than they were previously. It is the highest level yet recorded in that category in the UMR survey conducted for the Privacy ... More >>

New Zealanders more concerned about privacy - survey

Monday, 5 May 2014, 1:47 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Half of all New Zealanders (50%) report becoming ‘ more concerned ’ about privacy issues over the last few years, a new survey by the Privacy Commissioner shows. More >>

Online privacy law library gets big increase in capacity

Monday, 5 May 2014, 12:07 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

A world leading online resource for privacy law is undergoing a major expansion and is inviting international privacy enforcement authorities to contribute their case reports to its growing database. More >>

Commissioner proposes limit on credit reporting charges

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 9:14 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, is proposing an amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code that would limit what credit reporters can charge individuals wanting immediate access to their credit information. More >>

Privacy Commissioner says Veda charges are unlawful

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 9:49 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The credit reporting agency, Veda Advantage, is charging consumers an unreasonable sum for urgent requests for credit information, says the Privacy Commissioner. More >>

Lessons learned in EQC information shortcomings - report

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 12:28 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Earthquake Commission has failed to comply with its Official Information Act and Privacy Act obligations to provide information to its Canterbury customers in a timely manner, a joint report by the Chief Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner ... More >>

 

 

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