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Viewing entries tagged with 'Privacy Act'

A new approach to information sharing - our Trusted Sharing Consultancy Service John Edwards
20 December 2016

our services

For 20 years, I practiced law offering, among other things, a specialty in “information and privacy law”. Clients would come to me and say “we are thinking about doing X; Is that allowed under the Privacy Act?” My response was almost always “don’t ask me if you can do X, ask me how can we do X”.

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

the law

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.

Blind transparency Neil Sanson
13 September 2016

WikileaksFlag

If you have other people’s personal information, it is your responsibility to keep it safe. There are many reasons why you need to keep that information secure. Here’s one recent example of how careless disclosure can put people at risk.

Parents' right to know: Children's right to privacy Charles Mabbett
8 July 2016

teenagers

As parents, we expect to be told everything about our infants when we take them to the doctor. The same with our toddlers. By the time they get to their teens, it gets a little more complicated. Should parents have the right to know about all about their under 16-year-old’s healthcare?

Haere mai ki te wiki o te Reo John Edwards
4 July 2016

kina edit

It’s Māori Language Week and Matariki, and long past time for a post about Māori and privacy.

Barking dogs and listening devices Joanna Hayward
17 March 2016

cerebus

Barking dogs can be a real neighbourhood nightmare. Dog owners have a legal obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure their dog’s barking doesn’t cause a nuisance to others.

Coming to a place near you Charles Mabbett
7 March 2016

plate 238 great marbled godwit

We make regular visits to the regions to meet people, discuss our work and find out how we can help. It is part of our public affairs and education outreach programme.

Shining light on government information requests Octavia Palmer
18 February 2016

dragonfly

Yahoo, Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft, Trade Me and others do it. We think it would be a good thing if many New Zealand companies decided to do it too.