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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.


Worried that your messages could be read by your messaging service? 

This video from InternetNZ explains what encrypted messages are and why you may want to use a service that encrypts for you. 

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Case Note 253397 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 2 - Student executive discloses letter about colleague's job performance

A university student union president complained to our Office after personal information in a written warning from the student executive was disclosed and published in a university student magazine. She said the disclosure of the warning letter by the vice president had caused her significant harm.

Amendments and other information on the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code

The TIPC was amended in January 2017 to allow for the sharing of mobile phone location data with a system that collects this data during emergency calls. This change is designed to speed up emergency service response time.

Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability, brakes on data re-identification and fines up to $1 million

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million.

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AboutMe (Request My Info Tool)

We have made an easy way for you to ask for your personal information from any organisation, business or government agency in New Zealand. Our AboutMe (Request My Info Tool) makes it straight forward for you to request your information and help agencies by standardising such requests.

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.

Privacy News

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