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Viewing entries tagged with 'Police'

Can I tell the cops? A guide for health professionals Richard Stephen
7 July 2017

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In their job, health professionals have to look after some of the most intimate details of their patients’ lives. This is a great responsibility, and patients trust and expect doctors, nurses and others to not just tell anyone. This obligation is recognised in the Health Information Privacy Code.

What do I do if I think a child is at risk? Sam Grover
6 July 2017

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If you think a child is at risk, can you tell someone? This video spells out the answer to this question: yes. If you think a child is at risk, tell a police officer, social worker or someone else who can help. You won’t get into trouble.

Should agencies leave no stone unturned? Charles Mabbett
10 May 2017

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Organisations sometimes get it wrong when they respond to a person’s request for their personal information. Information is sometimes lost, displaced or accidentally deleted. A recent privacy case dealt with by the Human Rights Review Tribunal considers when an organisation can call it quits when it comes to searching for personal information in responding to an access request.

Hager and Westpac - A bit more context, information and clarification Sam Grover
22 March 2017

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There has been a significant amount of media coverage about our investigation into Westpac bank disclosing journalist Nicky Hager’s bank account information to Police in 2014. In the course of that reporting, some misconceptions have emerged. Because of the interest in the case, and the potential implications for future practice, we have noted some points of clarification and context below.

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.

Press Council upholds grieving family's privacy complaint Charles Mabbett
2 March 2016

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The New Zealand Press Council has sent a timely reminder to the news media to check how they use photos taken from social media in news stories.

High Court backs Tribunal decision Katrine Evans
7 May 2015

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In an earlier post, we discussed the Human Rights Review Tribunal decision in the case of Andrews v Commissioner of Police. The Police had successfully defended a Privacy Act case that Mr Andrews brought against them. They applied for $7,500 to $10,000 costs, but the Tribunal declined to award any costs at all.

No money, no problem Dana George
11 August 2014

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As a general rule in New Zealand, if you go to Court and you lose, you’re going to have to foot the bill – and not just your own legal bill but a chunk of the other party’s costs too.