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Viewing entries posted in June 2015

Making a statement Tim Henwood
26 June 2015


Last year, we launched ‘Making the Future’, our technology strategy. One of the key goals we set for ourselves was to make privacy easy for business. When we talked to people about the strategy last year, they asked for simple tools. Today, we’re launching the first of these – Priv-o-matic.

Friday frivolity John Edwards
19 June 2015

Parks and Recreation edit

Privacy is a serious business, but like all serious topics, it can also provide a rich vein of humour. As Peter Ustinov famously said, comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. In this spirit, we’ve done a little mining for your Friday diversion.

New Zealand's Privacy Good Research Fund Blair Stewart
18 June 2015


The Privacy Commissioner has just announced the launch of the Privacy Good Research Fund which makes $75,000 available to support privacy research.

Notes from the Identity Conference Charles Mabbett
5 June 2015

Guatemala Mask edit

The 2015 Identity Conference began with Deputy Prime Minister Bill English calling for more permissive privacy settings in information sharing across the public sector. It ended 36 hours later with applause and a call for beers.

What we learned from Taylor v Orcon Inna Zadorozhnaya
2 June 2015


In the recent decision Taylor v Orcon Ltd, the Human Rights Review Tribunal ordered a telecommunications company, Orcon, to pay $25,000 in damages to Mr Taylor. This case sends a strong reminder to agencies to check the accuracy of personal information before using it.