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.
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.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says there will now be an upper limit of $10 on the amount a credit reporter can charge a consumer for an immediate credit report. This amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code will take effect on 1 September 2014.
Amendment No 9 to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code was issued on 21 July 2014, and limits the amount a credit reporter can charge a consumer for immediate access to their credit report. That limit is $10 and the change takes effect from 1 September 2014.
Amendment No 3 to the Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code was issued on 21 July 2014 to make a small technical change (substituting a new definition of ‘offence’).
The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards' key note speech at Nethui in Auckland on 11 July 2014 is now available.
The new edition of our Private Word newsletter is now out. It includes items about our new blog, Privacy Act reform, this year's Privacy Forum, our latest UMR survey, the Data Safety Toolkit; proposed changes to the credit reporting code and a bigger online privacy law library.
View the new Connect Smart Toolkit for SMEs to help protect themselves and their customers online.
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.
Read the Privacy Commissioner's keynote address to the Biometrics Institute Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar in Wellington on 4 June 2014.