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Making mobile app privacy your advantage

mobile 3Apps can gather large amounts of information about their users but apps often don’t explain clearly what information they collect and for what purpose. The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help understanding of obligations when collecting personal information through mobile apps. 

 

Profile Engine deletion process is lawful: Report available in English, Français and Español

The Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Profile Engine’s process for deleting personal information on request has concluded that the process is satisfactory, complies with the requirements of the Privacy Act, and should be followed by individuals seeking to delete their profiles.

Online Data Safety Toolkit

app tap purpleThe Privacy Commissioner has published an online Data Safety Toolkit to help organisations prevent and deal with data breaches. This guidance provides tips to help organisations prevent common mistakes that lead to data breaches, and advice on what to do when they happen.

 

 

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Privacy Commissioner's Marketing Law Conference presentation

What might our weekly grocery shop say about us - our budgeting choices, income strata, gender, household size, and our food and drink choices? Read more in Privacy Commissioner John Edwards' presentation to the Marketing Law Conference in Auckland on 24 July 2014.

Getting privacy right in our data future – Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes the release of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum’s report. He says it is an important contribution by recognising that the country needs to build the right data environment to maximise the business, social, cultural, education and health opportunities for New Zealanders.

New Zealand's data future: A view from the Privacy Commissioner

The wider use of data by business and government is inevitable. This submission responds to the New Zealand Data Futures Forum’s invitation to contribute to a debate on the country’s data future.

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