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Ask us about privacy

We've launched a new way to answer your privacy questions - AskUs can help you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations. AskUs, which can...

Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts. The hack affects a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts...

Advisory opinions

Advisory opinions are opinions that agencies and ministers can seek from the Privacy Commissioner concerning the application of the Privacy Act. The process is intended to promote...

Public attitudes to data sharing cautious but shifting - survey

Approximately two-thirds (65 percent) of New Zealanders continue to be concerned about privacy. This result is statistically unchanged from previous surveys in 2014 and 2012. The public opinion survey, commissioned by the Privacy Commissioner, was released to mark the beginning of Privacy Week.