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Privacy and Big Data - a presentation for MSD

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a presentation on the subject of Privacy and Big Data to an audience of 150 public servants in Wellington on 2 September 2014. The event was organised by the Ministry of Social Development.

$10 limit for charging for credit reports

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.

$10 credit reporting fee limit takes effect

Credit reporters will no longer be able to charge more than $10 for consumers seeking their credit information. The change takes effect from 1 September 2014.

Credit Reporting Privacy Code Amendment No 9

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.

Privacy Commissioner's proposed ‘Naming Policy’ change

The Privacy Commissioner intends to adopt the new policy to guide the Office's practice in naming agencies to give effect to the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993. The change is scheduled to take effect on 1 November 2014. In the meantime, the Commissioner welcomes submissions from the public to improve the proposed policy.

Trade Me Government & Regulatory Seminar

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards spoke at a Trade Me Government & Regulatory Seminar about his vision for his office and his current priorities. The presentation was in Wellington on 15 August 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.

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.

Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code

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’).