The debt collection agency, Law Debt Collection Ltd, failed to check information about a disputed debt before it referred the information to a credit reporter, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner's 2016 Annual Report focuses on trust through accountability and transparency.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is proposing an amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code to enable the launch of a new system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information.
Read the Privacy Commissioner's Submission to Parliament's Law and Order Committee on the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1.
As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central New Zealand on 14 November, our Wellington office building, as with others in the central business district, is continuing to be assessed for safety reasons. We're awaiting a final decision on whether the buiding is safe to re-occupy and hope to re-open as soon as possible.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a presentation on Privacy Act law reform at the iappANZ Summit in Sydney on Monday 14 November 2016.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has looked into reports by some news media that Police were insisting travellers along SH1, south of Seddon, carry photo ID in order to determine whether they have legitimate reasons to be in the area.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a keynote address to the International Telecommunications Union at the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly.
An independent review of the Police Vetting Service by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has identified a number of key ways the Service can improve privacy safeguards for individuals and protect the public.
Privacy commissioners and data protection authorities from around the world convened in Marrakesh on 17-20 October 2016 for the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).