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Do you need privacy expertise? JLB
10 November 2014

privacy directory

We’ve built a directory on our website to help you identify who you can use. Think the Yellow Pages and their “let your fingers do the walking”. Our directory is an expanding resource of experts in the privacy field. 

Come join our team JLB
7 November 2014

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Putting the fix in Riki Jamieson-Smyth
5 November 2014

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At the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, we deal with a lot of complaints. I mean a LOT. The complaints are about everything you can imagine, from collection, to security, to retention, to disclosure of personal information.

Recent lessons on CCTV use from the Tribunal Katrine Evans
17 October 2014

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A recent Human Rights Review Tribunal case has attracted some attention as a result of its colourful facts – bad feelings between previously friendly neighbours, allegations about vandalism, and a compensation bill of $7000.

Calling all privacy professionals JLB
9 October 2014


Are you a practising privacy specialist who provides consultancy services, legal advice or training in privacy? Or perhaps you are a privacy commentator and advocate?  

Privacy officers and multiplying the power of one Daimhin Warner
8 October 2014

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Privacy officers are extremely important. The Privacy Act requires every agency to have one. Most agencies do have one. But, that’s just the problem - only one. Being a privacy officer can be a lonely job, but the issues every privacy officer faces are often similar.

Knowing the unknown unknowns Tim Henwood
22 September 2014

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When you’re designing an IT system, you don’t necessarily know where the vulnerabilities are. That’s why you need to carry out some solid risk assessment as part of the design process. That’s why you pen test before it rolls out.

Privacy Commissioner's role in oversight of GCSB John Edwards
17 September 2014

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The current controversy about the activities of the Government Security Communications Bureau (GCSB) is inescapably about privacy. As such I, like my colleague the Inspector-General of Security and Intelligence, want to outline my role.