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Viewing entries tagged with 'European standards'

Providing an adequate level of data protection: an ongoing process Blair Stewart
27 January 2017

EU Flaggen

The New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 was formally recognised by the European Commission (EC) in 2012 as meeting European legal standards of data protection thereby facilitating the free flow of personal data from EU countries to New Zealand for processing.

What do New Zealanders think of data portability Blair Stewart
10 May 2016

Dataportability

Should consumers have a right to demand the transfer of their personal information from one online provider to another of their choice? The Privacy Commissioner this week released survey results that showed a majority (56 percent) of New Zealanders consider the ability to transfer personal information between social network or cloud services as important or very important.

NZ's 'Adequacy' under the EU Data Protection Directive Blair Stewart
24 December 2015

Flag of Europe 2015 EU

There have been a couple of recent developments that are relevant to the status New Zealand enjoys as an ‘adequate’ third country under the EU Data Protection Directive.