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Advisory opinions

Advisory opinions are opinions that agencies and ministers can seek from the Privacy Commissioner concerning the application of the Privacy Act.

Public attitudes to data sharing cautious but shifting - survey

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.

Privacy Creatures Art Project

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.

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.