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Privacy Commissioner launches review of credit reporting law

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:20 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards today released a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether ‘positive credit reporting’, introduced to New Zealand following a law change five years ago, has been a success and whether the law was operating satisfactorily. More >>

Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

Monday, 26 September 2016, 3:14 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts. More >>

Law allows information sharing about vulnerable children now

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:03 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says he supports the Government’s message that any information about a current or future danger to a child needs to be shared between the appropriate agencies. More >>

Ask us about privacy

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:41 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

There’s now a new way to answer your privacy questions. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner today launched Ask Us, its new online knowledge base, to help you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations. More >>

Trade Me leads NZ transparency reporting

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:54 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Trade Me today revealed it received 1508 requests for customer information from Police and 15 requests from the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) in the 2016 financial year. More >>

Privacy Commissioner welcomes NetSafe as new HDCA agency

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 4:48 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of NetSafe as the Approved Agency appointed under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. More >>

Privacy Commissioner finds inadequacies in credit reporting

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:57 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has found inadequacies in the way the three major credit reporting agencies – Veda, Centrix and Dun and Bradstreet – respond to requests for personal information from individuals. More >>

Privacy Commissioner announces Right to Know Day

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:10 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

New Zealand’s first ‘Right to Know Day’ will take place on Thursday 12 May 2016. More >>

Nearly two-thirds of NZ concerned about privacy

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 11:38 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Approximately two-thirds (65%) of New Zealanders continue to be concerned about privacy. This result is statistically unchanged from previous surveys in 2014 and 2012. The public opinion survey, commissioned by the Privacy Commissioner, was released to ... More >>

Is there a security problem with our website? Tell us

Monday, 7 December 2015, 11:58 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

If you find a security problem in the Officer of the Privacy Commissioner’s website, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards wants you to tell him about it. More >>

Successful privacy research applicants announced

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:57 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards today announced grants for four independent privacy research projects in the inaugural funding round for the Privacy Good Research Fund. More >>

Report on Phillip John Smith highlights information sharing

Friday, 2 October 2015, 3:26 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the findings of the report looking at the criminal justice system failings which enabled Phillip John Smith to escape overseas. More >>

Sweep finds children’s websites could do more

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:32 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

An international project looking at websites and apps used by children has raised concerns over the personal information they collect. More >>

Privacy Commissioner welcomes Data Futures Partnership

Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:03 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, says the NZ Data Futures Partnership is an important step towards a data-driven environment that respects and protects personal information while delivering better value to individuals and organisations. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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