The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union (EU) data privacy law which could affect NZ companies doing business with EU countries.
The Intelligence and Security Act 2017 amended the Privacy Act, and these amendments have now come into force. The amendments, and related amendments to three privacy codes of practice, take effect from 28 September 2017.
Did you know that you have the right to know personal information that organisations have about you? Our Right To Know advice sheet helps explain this right.
The right of access to information is an important human right, necessary for the enjoyment of other human rights and we’ll be celebrating that right on Right to Know Day, 28 September 2017.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says he is very concerned about the findings of Justice Palmer that gang members were able to obtain the address of an informant from VTNZ.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has created two useful resources for te reo Māori speakers. See our te reo Māori brochures - O Mōhiohio Mauora and Me Mōhio Kiō Mōhiohio Whaiaro.
New amendments to three privacy codes of practice - the HIPC, TIPC and CRPC - have been issued in light of the reforms made by the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.
Earlier this year, blogger Martyn Bradbury made a complaint to our office about a request from Police for bank information. We investigated the complaint, and recently sent him our final view on the matter.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has received a number of enquiries expressing concern about the process for trading firearms on Trade Me.
We have produced a general privacy brochure. It's called Your personal information - Know your privacy rights - English version or Te Reo version. Get your copy now by ordering it from us at email@example.com.