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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 short information video from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Every day brings new demands from government and business for access to your information. Controlling your own information means controlling how others see you and how you see yourself. Privacy is the ability to control your own information.

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Privacy Commissioner's address at the 2015 Identity Conference

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a keynote address at the 2015 Identity Conference: Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World. Read it here.

Free e-learning privacy training modules

The first of our free e-learning privacy training modules are now live. The learning information covers the Privacy Act and the Health Information Privacy Code.

Privacy Commissioner welcomes $25,000 damages ruling against Orcon

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes a ruling by the Human Rights Review Tribunal awarding $25,000 in damages to a young soldier after the telecommunications provider, Orcon, wrongly referred his disputed debt to collection agencies, adversely affecting his credit rating.

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A message from the Privacy Commissioner

The protections for your personal information come from the Privacy Act.

Drones - safety, opportunities and challenges

John Nicholson from Aviation NZ and Sam Jennings from the Civil Aviation Authority discuss the growing impact of drone technology on aviation in New Zealand. This presentation was one of our Technology & Privacy Forums during Privacy Week (3-9 May 2015).

Privacy News

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