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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.