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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.

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Three privacy codes to be amended - Intelligence and Security Act 2017

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is proposing to amend three privacy codes - telecommunications, credit and health - to align them with changes set out in the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.

Case note 284416 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 5 - SIS and GCSB access requests: section 32 responses

A man requested his personal information from the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau. He asked for any file or information held about him by both agencies.

Consumers need reassurance over smart meter data collection – Privacy Commissioner

Electricity retailers and distributors can do more to reassure consumers that the information being collected by smart meters is being handled safely with a minimal risk of infringing individual privacy, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.

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Give nothing to racism

Check out the powerful message in this clever video from our colleagues at the NZ Human Rights Commission.


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.

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