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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.

NZ Police made this short video for schools as part of Bullying Free NZ WeekStand up against bullying and help towards a www.bullyingfree.nz.

New on the website

Privacy Commissioner welcomes Government rethink of social service data collection

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Government’s plans to rethink the practice of collecting individual client level data from social service providers.

Our new general privacy brochure

We have produced a general privacy brochure. It's called Your personal information - Know your privacy rights. Get your copy now by ordering it from us at orders@privacy.org.nz.

Case Note 279251 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 4 - Police were right to disclose mental health information

Read our latest case note in which Police used the Privacy Act's 'serious threat' exemption to disclose health information about a woman who told a police officer she was feeling suicidal.

Featured items

Privacy plays for Privacy Week

As part of Privacy Week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is supporting the Goethe-Institut Washington's Plurality of Privacy Project in Five Minute Plays (#p3m5). This is the fifth of five videos contributed by American theatre groups. Find out more about the project here.

Learn about employment and privacy with our latest e-learning module

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Employment and Privacy is our new free e-learning module. Our e-learning modules are an easy way to raise privacy awareness in your organisation. As well as employment, we have modules on the Privacy Act, the Health Information Privacy Code and Approved Information Sharing Agreements. 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.

Privacy News

Syndicated privacy news from the Privacy Commissioner, and around the world.