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Viewing entries tagged with 'information sharing'

Life inside the Commissioner’s Office Abigail Vink
18 October 2016


It’s a month since I joined the bustling team at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). What are my first impressions?

Reducing harm from family violence Becci Whitton
10 October 2016

do no harm

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.

Can I tell someone if I’m worried about a child? Becci Whitton
1 April 2016

American Robin

I visited my small home town for the first time in a long while over the Easter weekend. This meant having a lot of conversations that started with, “so, where are you working these days?” I would then explain the work that we do here at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, and was pleasantly surprised by how interested most people were in privacy issues! 

Shining light on government information requests Octavia Palmer
18 February 2016


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.

The value of a phone call Hayley Forrest
12 January 2016

Phone image

Digital communication is ubiquitous: a hair salon sends you text messages reminding you of appointments; movie tickets are booked through apps on your phone – and you wave a card in the air to pay for groceries. Our expectations might be that our health records can be also be swiftly and easily transferred.

Remaining principled in a time of national emergency Blair Stewart
18 November 2015


Recent attacks in Beirut and Paris have highlighted that governments have to deal swiftly with emergencies – whether deliberately caused or naturally occurring – and have in place statutory powers to restore security and public confidence.

Notes from the Identity Conference Charles Mabbett
5 June 2015

Guatemala Mask edit

The 2015 Identity Conference began with Deputy Prime Minister Bill English calling for more permissive privacy settings in information sharing across the public sector. It ended 36 hours later with applause and a call for beers.

AISA does it John Edwards
7 April 2015

keep calm and use an aisa 2

The case for government agencies identifying opportunities to work together to provide public services is compelling. We expect government to be efficient, to deliver services based on sound reasoning and in ways that bring the most benefit to the people they are trying to help.