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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.

A group of Waikato University students from Project Password made this video of their social experiment on password security.

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Ask us about privacy

We've launched a new way to answer your privacy questions - AskUs can help you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations.

Privacy Commissioner launches review of credit reporting law

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards today released a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether ‘positive credit reporting’, introduced to New Zealand following a law change five years ago, has been a success and whether the law was operating satisfactorily. 

Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts.

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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.