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Viewing entries tagged with 'International'

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).

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities meet in Mexico Joy Liddicoat
9 January 2017

46th appa forum

The 46th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA) was hosted by the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI), in Manzanillo, Mexico, from 30 November to 2 December 2016.

Sir Bruce Houlton Slane Charles Mabbett
8 January 2017

portrait of my grandfather

Sir Bruce Houlton Slane KNZM, CBE, LLB practiced law in New Zealand for almost 50 years, including 11 years as the country’s first Privacy Commissioner.

Ashley Madison saga gets its enforcement postscript Charles Mabbett
20 December 2016

enforcement

The Ashley Madison data breach had its enforcement postscript this month, with the dating website’s parent company agreeing to settle with privacy authorities by paying $US1.6 million.

A design blueprint for privacy Riki Jamieson-Smyth
19 December 2016

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I was recently lucky enough to attend the Asian Privacy Scholars Network 5th International Conference, hosted by the Business School at the University of Auckland.