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Viewing entries tagged with 'surveillance'

Having access to security camera footage Charles Mabbett
24 January 2017

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Rush is on for more privacy intrusive laws - UN investigator Charles Mabbett
31 March 2016

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Around the world, governments are rushing through legislation in an effort to legitimise the use of privacy-intrusive measures by security and intelligence services, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in his March report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR).

Barking dogs and listening devices Joanna Hayward
17 March 2016

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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.

EU Safe Harbour decision could impact on NZ Charles Mabbett
7 October 2015

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The impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks on US government internet surveillance has claimed another casualty - the ‘Safe Harbour’ provisions that legitimise a significant volume of European Union personal data transferred to the United States for processing.

GCSB director on surveillance, oversight and CORTEX Charles Mabbett
2 October 2015

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The GCSB does not undertake mass surveillance of New Zealanders. It was a message that the acting head of New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency, Una Jagose, reiterated in Wellington this week, as well revealing details about the Bureau’s cyber-security work.

Surveillance, spies and secrecy John Edwards
7 September 2015

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2015 has been a busy year for the intersection of privacy, security and intelligence.

American takeaways John Edwards
10 March 2015

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This is not a post about hot-dogs, pretzels, fries or pizza. What we call “takeaways”, Americans refer to as “take-out”, or simply as “fast food”. That’s why there’s no confusion in the US when the handbook for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit explains what a participant can expect to “take away” from each session.

Some observations on surveillance Blair Stewart
20 November 2014

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Surveillance and privacy is a heady mix. So much has been happening in that space before and since Edward Snowden’s revelations that it can be hard to keep track of the twists and turns and to see the big picture of the issues.