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Using the Privacy Act for Māori Nicola Clark
12 December 2017

Tino Rangatiratanga Maori

Me ōpanga rawa e aro ai te tangata, Ki te tai tama Māori e ((Must he be an All Black before you notice, This young Māori man) - Corin Merrick, Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa Hui-a-Tau 2017.

Breach Case 6: Reusing and recycling Neil Sanson
29 November 2017

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A recent data breach incident gave us an example of how trying to be careful in one respect can lead to unintended bad consequences in other ways.

Algorithmic transparency: what happens when the computer says “no”? Vanessa Blackwood
29 November 2017

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At Nethui, I was delighted to hear the Minister for Government Digital Services, Hon Clare Curran, bring up algorithmic transparency as a concept that needs further exploration. It was a statement that prompted the following speaker, Jillian C. York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to express happy surprise - that a government minister would publicly acknowledge the importance of algorithmic transparency.

What we learned at NetHui OPC staff
23 November 2017

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NetHui, the website says, brings together everybody and anybody that wants to talk about the internet. It's not a conference and speakers don't talk at you all day. Instead, Internet NZ’s gathering of technologists, humanitarians, educationalists and philosophers is designed “for the community, by the community”.

What's your complaint worth? Riki Jamieson-Smyth
15 November 2017

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We often get asked about how much a complaint is “worth” in settlement terms, by both complainants and respondents. To be honest, very few of our complaints settle for money. The resolution is usually non-financial, like the release of information or a decent apology.

Shaming and blaming Charles Mabbett
15 November 2017

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Should a business use social media to shame scam artists, shoplifters or bad debtors? When someone feels ripped off, this appears a natural course of action but it is a risky path to go down. Our advice is if you believe you have evidence that a crime has been committed, contact Police.

Nethui 2017: Blockchain and privacy Joy Liddicoat
13 November 2017

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Blockchain is the new buzz: it can solve all our problems, fix climate change, break currency monopolies and so much more: well that was according to some of the participants at NetHui 2017. Jevon Wright and I facilitated a fascinating discussion about this new technology at NetHui .The discussion revealed that, in fact, blockchain is just technology and, as with any technology, it’s up to us to enable its many potential uses.

Trust but verify Charles Mabbett
7 November 2017

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What’s in a trust mark? In general, a trust mark is a symbol that tells consumers that the product or service they are considering buying or subscribing to is reliable and trustworthy. Trust marks are created by industry or watchdog organisations to reassure customers about the quality or protection that comes with a product or service.