The Privacy Commissioner has named a photography business, Expression Sessions Ltd, (Expression Sessions) as the result of a complaint. Expression Sessions breached principles 3, 4, 9 and 10 of the Privacy Act.
Advisory opinions give agencies certainty about how the Privacy Commissioner would respond to an issue. This first advisory opinion is for the NZ Fire Service.
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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is proposing an amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code to enable the launch of a new system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information. Submissions are now closed.
The complainant was seriously assaulted in 2013 while in prison. The assault left him with a traumatic brain injury which has significantly impacted on his life. He advised our Office he was seeking legal advice about whether the Department of Corrections had failed to provide him with the necessities of life by not providing medical assistance sooner.
The debt collection agency, Law Debt Collection Ltd, failed to check information about a disputed debt before it referred the information to a credit reporter, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner's 2016 Annual Report focuses on trust through accountability and transparency.
Read the Privacy Commissioner's Submission to Parliament's Law and Order Committee on the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1.
As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central New Zealand on 14 November, our Wellington office building, as with others in the central business district, is continuing to be assessed for safety reasons. We're awaiting a final decision on whether the buiding is safe to re-occupy and hope to re-open as soon as possible.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a presentation on Privacy Act law reform at the iappANZ Summit in Sydney on Monday 14 November 2016.