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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.

Teens and Tech: The New Landscape - an educational video for parents by the people at Common Sense Media.

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Privacy Forums in Privacy Week

You can book now to attend our Privacy Forums in Wellington and Auckland during Privacy Week. This year Privacy Week is from 9-14 May. The early bird fee of $150 per person only applies until 17 April.

The keynote speakers are the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Right to Privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci, and the Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim.

March 2016 - Latest case note

We have published a new case note. Find out more about our work by reading our case notes. They are examples of the types of the complaints that we receive and how we work to resolve them.

Media statement on Dick Smith Electronics' customer data

Due to enquiries from the public to our office, we have been in touch with the legal advisers of the receivers of Dick Smith Electronics. We have received assurances that the receivers are aware of and will comply with their obligations under the New Zealand and Australian Privacy Acts.

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Privacy Week 9-14 May 2016

Privacy Week

The UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Privacy, Prof Joseph Cannataci, will be visiting New Zealand during Privacy Week. He will give keynote presentations at our Privacy Forums in Wellington and Auckland. We are also pleased to welcome the Australian Acting Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, for our Auckland forum. Register now to attend.

Free e-learning privacy training modules

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Here's an easy way to raise privacy awareness in your organisation. We have online training modules on the Privacy Act, the Health Information Privacy Code and Approved Information Sharing Agreements, with more to follow. 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.

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