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Response calculator for access and correction requests

Use this calculator to work out the latest date (usually 20 working days) by when an agency must respond to you if you make a request to access or correct your personal information.

Real life or 'Black Mirror': This short film (Harvest - directed by Kevin Byrnes) may seem like an episode of the dystopian TV series, but it is a documentary told from the point of view of a smartphone.

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Privacy Act turns 25

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. It is New Zealand’s only comprehensive privacy and data protection legislation and has remained relatively unchanged since it was enacted.

Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use

A woman was dismissed by her employer after drugs and drug-taking tools were seen in her car while it was parked in the company carpark. Three days after her dismissal, her manager emailed all employees disclosing the circumstances of her dismissal. The woman complained to our office.

Privacy Trust Mark People's Choice Award

Which designs do you like best for a privacy trust mark? Vote on the designs we've received in our Privacy Trust Mark Design Competition by telling us which ones are your favourites. The design which wins the People's Choice Award will be the one which receives the most votes here and likes on our Facebook page.

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Learn the privacy basics in our newest online training module

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Privacy ABC is our newest online training module. It uses a variety of scenarios to teach you the privacy basics in 30 minutes or less. As well as Privacy ABC, we have a module on privacy in employent, along with Privacy 101, which is a deeper dive into the  Privacy Act. We also have  modules on the Health Information Privacy Code and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code -- and more! Register here today.

Introducing the Priv-o-matic

The Priv-o-matic: our new privacy statement generator. Get your privacy statement sorted in five minutes. All you’ll need is a good understanding of your business. Try it out here.

Privacy News

Syndicated privacy news from the Privacy Commissioner, and around the world.