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2018 Privacy Forum

This is a significant year for privacy in New Zealand. Our 25-year-old Privacy Act is set to be reformed and new privacy legislation put in its place. What will this mean for organisations and businesses? This will be one of the main talking points at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's 2018 Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Privacy Commissioner: Facebook must comply with NZ Privacy Act

The Privacy Commissioner says Facebook has breached the Privacy Act 1993. The finding comes after Facebook refused a complainant access to personal information. The social media company said the Privacy Act did not apply to it and it did not have to comply with the Commissioner’s request to review the information requested by the complainant.

Privacy Commissioner welcomes new Privacy Bill

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the introduction of a new Privacy Bill to maintain and further New Zealand’s strong track record of protecting the privacy interests of individuals.

Privacy Act turns 25

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. It is New Zealand’s only comprehensive privacy and data protection legislation and has remained relatively unchanged since it was enacted.