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General Counsel

We are recruiting a General Counsel to join our office. The successful appointee will provide expert legal advice to the Commissioner and the office, and a legal quality assurance role in respect of all matters relating to the Commissioner’s functions.

Commissioner finds Immigration NZ in breach

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has referred a case to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after finding Immigration New Zealand breached a migrant’s privacy by failing to correct his date of birth.

August 2015 - Latest case notes

We have a further three published case notes. Find out more about our work by reading our case notes. Case notes are examples of the types of the complaints that we receive and how we work to resolve them.

Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an essential part of many projects and proposals, and can be used to identify potential risks. Read our new PIA guidance.