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Viewing entries tagged with 'International'

Does your office blog? Charles Mabbett
31 May 2017

blogging

A few months ago, our office asked our international privacy and data protection watchdog colleagues to let us know if their office was using blogging as a communications tool. The results received have been mixed and modest.

Commissioner's US diary - part four John Edwards
27 April 2017

US Capitol

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications is a bit of a mouthful, so it is shortened to “The Berlin Group,” referring to the Berlin Data Protection Office, which initiated the working group in 1983, and has provided its secretariat ever since.

Commissioner’s US diary - part two John Edwards
21 April 2017

lincoln

This year’s opening keynote speeches on day two of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC were by Tristan Harris and JD Vance.

Commissioner’s US diary – part one John Edwards
21 April 2017

fearless girl

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC is probably the biggest event on the annual privacy calendar.

Centrelink hits trouble with information matching Charles Mabbett
10 February 2017

Centrelink logo 2013 svg

The controversy embroiling Centrelink, the Australian government agency that provides welfare payments, shows no sign of abating as a public and political backlash continues over its apparent mishandling of a debt recovery programme.

Concession travel and privacy in NSW Nicole Walker
1 February 2017

public transport

Many people in New Zealand - such as students and the elderly - use a concession that gives them a free or subsidised fare on public transport. In order to assess whether someone is eligible for these concession cards, the transport provider collects personal information. This information includes things like student ID cards, tertiary student ID cards or other photo ID. 

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.

Asian Privacy Scholars Network 5th International Conference Joy Liddicoat
11 January 2017

chinese privacy law

Privacy scholars from the Asia Pacific region recently gathered to share research, ask difficult questions, push the boundaries of privacy concepts and grapple with the challenges of new technology. Several themes emerged including cultural concepts of privacy, the pervasive collection of personal information, challenges to rights of access to personal information and the impact of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).