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Facebook on NZers impacted by Cambridge Analytics breach

Monday, 9 April 2018, 4:16 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

We have been notified by Facebook that a total of 63,724 people in New Zealand may have been impacted by the Cambridge Analytica data breach. More >>

PrivacyLive Speaker Series: Working Towards Trusted Data Use

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:22 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

PrivacyLive Speaker Series: Working Towards Trusted Data Use Join us for this PrivacyLive Forum and learn about the Data Futures Partnership’s Guidelines for Trusted Data Use from one of its authors, Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, at our free public PrivacyLive ... More >>

Operation Painter: Findings in privacy investigation

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:29 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says a Police checkpoint in 2016 unlawfully and unfairly collected personal information, harming some of the people affected. More >>

Discussing George Orwell’s 1984 in 2018

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 2:23 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Join the discussion. Orwell’s 1984 was a book, a film, a play… and, 34 years after it was set, is it our reality? Is there more to say about this dystopian touchstone of privacy, surveillance and identity, 70 years since the book hit the shelves? More >>

Doctorow on machine learning, big data and privacy

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:55 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is delighted to welcome Cory Doctorow, a pioneering international commentator on internet and digital technology, for a lunchtime PrivacyLive forum. More >>

Orwell’s 1984: A book, a film, a play… and now a reality?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 2:54 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner and Auckland Arts Festival present: Privacy perspectives from the arts, media and a State Watchdog More >>

Collection of client data "excessive and disproportionate"

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:58 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

A Ministry of Social Development (MSD) policy requiring social service providers to disclose information about all their clients is excessive and inconsistent with the privacy principles, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. More >>

Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:56 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national credit reporting companies. More >>

Privacy Commissioner recommends Privacy Act reform

Friday, 3 February 2017, 1:21 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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