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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.