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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says he supports the Government’s message that any information about a current or future danger to a child needs to be shared between the appropriate agencies.
Trade Me today revealed it received 1508 requests for customer information from Police and 15 requests from the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) last year.
Advisory opinions are opinions that agencies and ministers can seek from the Privacy Commissioner concerning the application of the Privacy Act. The process is intended to promote...
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of NetSafe as the Approved Agency appointed under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Mr Edwards says establishing...
The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has found inadequacies in the way the three major credit reporting agencies – Veda, Centrix and Dun and Bradstreet – respond...
Approximately two-thirds (65 percent) of New Zealanders continue to be concerned about privacy. This result is statistically unchanged from previous surveys in 2014 and 2012. The public opinion survey, commissioned by the Privacy Commissioner, was released to mark the beginning of 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.
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.
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.