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Viewing entries tagged with 'GCSB'

Gosh! Spying! SR
1 November 2016

spying cat

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.

Waihopai - my part in its downfall John Edwards
1 August 2016

5th eye

We at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner enjoy a good film as much as the next person, and relish the opportunity the NZIFF presents to see some of the best cinematic endeavours in the world on our screens.

Rush is on for more privacy intrusive laws - UN investigator Charles Mabbett
31 March 2016

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Around the world, governments are rushing through legislation in an effort to legitimise the use of privacy-intrusive measures by security and intelligence services, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in his March report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR).

GCSB director on surveillance, oversight and CORTEX Charles Mabbett
2 October 2015

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The GCSB does not undertake mass surveillance of New Zealanders. It was a message that the acting head of New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency, Una Jagose, reiterated in Wellington this week, as well revealing details about the Bureau’s cyber-security work.

Surveillance, spies and secrecy John Edwards
7 September 2015

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2015 has been a busy year for the intersection of privacy, security and intelligence.

American takeaways John Edwards
10 March 2015

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This is not a post about hot-dogs, pretzels, fries or pizza. What we call “takeaways”, Americans refer to as “take-out”, or simply as “fast food”. That’s why there’s no confusion in the US when the handbook for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit explains what a participant can expect to “take away” from each session.

The music of privacy John Edwards
23 January 2015

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Our work doesn’t have to all be hard slog - especially at this time of the year, and nor do our blog posts. I thought I’d take a lead from Public Address and give a Friday post over to music that can loosely be linked to a privacy theme.