A couple claimed a vehicle repair service damaged their car engine and were then denied information about what happened to the car while it was at the service centre. The couple said information about the car was personal information and they should have access to it. They made a complaint to our office. Read our case note on the complaint.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is offering $3,500 to a designer or artist who can help create a winning privacy trust mark. Graphic designers and artists are invited to enter the Privacy Trust Mark Design Competition to create an eye-catching logo to represent privacy-friendly goods and services.
“A number of different areas of our work have demonstrated the need for better information to be made available to companies and individuals about the circumstances in which personal information can be released and used for law enforcement purposes”, said Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
A sample of New Zealand websites surveyed by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has found similar shortcomings as overseas websites when it comes to informing users about how personal information is collected, stored and used.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union (EU) data privacy law which could affect NZ companies doing business with EU countries.
The Intelligence and Security Act 2017 amended the Privacy Act, and these amendments have now come into force. The amendments, and related amendments to three privacy codes of practice, take effect from 28 September 2017.
Did you know that you have the right to know personal information that organisations have about you? Our Right To Know advice sheet helps explain this right.
The right of access to information is an important human right, necessary for the enjoyment of other human rights and we’ll be celebrating that right on Right to Know Day, 28 September 2017.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says he is very concerned about the findings of Justice Palmer that gang members were able to obtain the address of an informant from VTNZ.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has created two useful resources for te reo Māori speakers. See our te reo Māori brochures - O Mōhiohio Mauora and Me Mōhio Kiō Mōhiohio Whaiaro.