The Government is in the process of making changes to the Privacy Act. There's a Privacy Bill before Parliament and submissions close on 24 May. Anyone may make submissions of the Bill and we encourage people to make them to highlight what they think is good about the draft law and what else needs to be considered for inclusion. Please note the Justice Select Committee has decided to grant a week's extension to any individual or organisation who requests it.
The Privacy Commissioner and the Government Chief Data Steward have jointly developed six key principles to support safe and effective data analytics.
To celebrate Privacy Week 2018, we've created a poster about your everyday privacy rights and responsibilities.
A new Privacy Trust Mark will give New Zealanders assurance that a product or service has been designed with their privacy interests in mind.
The Privacy Commissioner and the Domain Name Commissioner have developed guidance on privacy and domains, which will foster greater awareness of good privacy practices in the .nz domain name space.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave this keynote speech at the 2018 Privacy Forum in Wellington on 9 May 2018. He focused on the privacy risks posed by automated decision-making and predictive risk modelling.
The Government’s intention to consult with social welfare NGOs and service providers is a good first step towards regaining the trust of vulnerable communities and the social sectors which work with them, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
More than half (55 percent) of all New Zealanders are more concerned with their individual privacy now than they were in the last few years, according to a public opinion survey released to coincide with Privacy Week.
We're looking for someone to become an integral part of the Support Services team. If you enjoy being busy and working in a fast paced environment, this role will definitely tick those boxes!
Six years after the law change permitting comprehensive credit reporting in New Zealand, the full benefits for individuals and communities are yet to be felt, according to a new report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.