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Sloppy spelling makes for expensive mistake Annabel Fordham
30 January 2015

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It can be tedious to check those final details. Sometimes it hardly seems worth the effort. The British Companies House (equivalent to our Companies Office) found out the hard way that it really is worth it. The Companies House is facing an eye-watering damages bill because of wrongly listing Cardiff engineering firm Taylor & Sons Ltd as being in liquidation.

The music of privacy John Edwards
23 January 2015

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Our work doesn’t have to all be hard slog - especially at this time of the year, and nor do our blog posts. I thought I’d take a lead from Public Address and give a Friday post over to music that can loosely be linked to a privacy theme.

Game of drones Charles Mabbett
21 January 2015

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Given the recent media interest in dash cams, the timing couldn’t be better to raise a related topic that has also excited journalists - drones. Technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones are becoming more and more common. They have even been described as the tractors of the future.

A world of privacy John Edwards
20 January 2015

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When I took up the job in February last year, I was pretty familiar with the legal and policy issues around privacy, and I knew a fair bit about complaints. One area that I hadn’t had so much experience with was international engagement. But this has long been important and will be a very prominent feature of the Office’s focus in 2015.

Dash cams and the Privacy Act Charles Mabbett
15 January 2015

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When a new technology grows in popularity, we inevitably get media enquiries on its possible impact on privacy. Last year, it was drones and so far this year, there has been a fair amount of interest in car dashboard cameras or dash cams.

This kind of pen tester doesn't test pens Neil Sanson
22 December 2014

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Pen testers are the people who hack into websites or systems connected to the internet to test whether they have been securely designed and implemented. Pen test is short for penetration testing and nothing to do with making sure ink flows when required from writing implements.

Making the future Tim Henwood
17 December 2014

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Today we’re releasing our strategy on how we’ll approach technology issues over the next three to five years. We’re going to try and make privacy easy, and we’re going to motivate businesses to take privacy seriously.

ANZ’s practical guide to protecting privacy Colin Trotter
16 December 2014

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ANZ’s privacy and data protection manager Hannah Johnston was a recent guest speaker at our last Technology and Privacy Forum for 2014 and she gave a comprehensive overview about what the bank – New Zealand’s third largest employer after its merger with the National Bank – was doing to protect customer privacy.