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Privacy Commissioner announces Right to Know Day

New Zealand’s first ‘Right to Know Day’ will take place on Thursday 12 May 2016. Right to Know Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the legal right New Zealanders have to see their own information that agencies hold.

Privacy Creatures for Privacy Week

What does a privacy creature look like? The Office of the Privacy Commissioner set exactly that challenge for artists at five community art workshops around the country – in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Privacy Forums in Privacy Week

You can book now to attend our Privacy Forums in Wellington and Auckland during Privacy Week. This year Privacy Week is from 9-14 May. The early bird fee of $150 per person only applies until 17 April.

The keynote speakers are the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Right to Privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci, and the Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim.

March 2016 - Latest case note

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

Media statement on Dick Smith Electronics' customer data

Due to enquiries from the public to our office, we have been in touch with the legal advisers of the receivers of Dick Smith Electronics. We have received assurances that the receivers are aware of and will comply with their obligations under the New Zealand and Australian Privacy Acts.

Privacy and online property information report

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has received over 100 complaints and enquiries to date about the privacy implications of local government property and building information.