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Viewing entries posted in October 2016

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?

Meeting international obligations on children’s rights Colin Trotter
17 October 2016

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New Zealand’s progress in child welfare recently came under international scrutiny by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Information sharing, Predictive Risk Modelling (PRM) and Approved Information Sharing Agreements (AISAs) were some of the current developments assessed by the Committee.

Why you won't get a legal "opinion" from Enquiries Karin Carter
11 October 2016

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Callers to our Enquiries service often start with “I need some legal advice”. If the caller means guidance on his or her Privacy Act rights or the obligations of an agency, then we can help. But if by “legal advice” he or she means a legal “opinion” about how the Privacy Act might apply, then this is something our Enquiries service can’t do.

Reducing harm from family violence Becci Whitton
10 October 2016

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As you may have seen in the news over the last couple of weeks, the Government has announced broad reforms of the Domestic Violence Act 1995, aimed at reducing the harm from New Zealand’s appalling rates of family violence.