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Woman says Police unfairly disclosed information to her employer Charles Mabbett
2 November 2016

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As a result of a complaint, Police began an investigation into a woman who worked at a district health board. The complaint alleged that she may have accessed DHB health records in order to locate children who had been the victims of crimes committed by her brother.

Nurses data breach: what happened and how to get help Charles Mabbett
2 November 2016

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If you’re one of the thousands of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members whose names and email addresses were accidentally disclosed to a criminal third party, you might be wondering what you can do about it. The first thing you need to do is to try and understand what happened and what the risks are to you.

Gosh! Spying! SR
1 November 2016

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Your thoughts about our country’s security and intelligence agencies might fall into one of at least four broad categories. We’ve listed them as:

Commissioner abroad - the first of three posts John Edwards
31 October 2016

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The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, which New Zealand has chaired since 2014, had its 38th annual meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October, but more on that later.

Priv-o-matic wins NZ Open Source Award Sam Grover
28 October 2016

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It’s nice to be recognised, and this week we were pleased to win the People’s Choice Award from the NZ Open Source Awards.

A stellar week for privacy research Blair Stewart
25 October 2016

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If you’re interested in privacy research, you might want to be in Auckland during the week of 12-16 December. So much is going on that the Privacy Commissioner has named it Privacy Research Week.

Choose your referees wisely Richard Stephen
20 October 2016

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Applying for a job can be a nerve-wracking ordeal and, more likely than not, it ends in disappointment. It can be devastating to miss out on that dream job and not knowing why you missed out can be incredibly frustrating.

Life inside the Commissioner’s Office Abigail Vink
18 October 2016

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It’s a month since I joined the bustling team at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). What are my first impressions?