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Sharing information to protect vulnerable children Charles Mabbett
18 November 2014

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Sharing information about an individual is often essential to their health, safety and wellbeing. We all have a responsibility to make our communities safe and inclusive, especially for vulnerable people such as children. Part of that responsibility is to try and raise the alarm if we see signs of abuse or neglect.

Return of the Identity Conference Charles Mabbett
17 November 2014

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It is exciting for us to be able to finally be able to tell everyone the Identity Conference is returning. The two day event will run two weeks after Privacy Week in May 2015. It will be the third time the Identity Conference has been run.

Do you need privacy expertise? JLB
10 November 2014

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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.