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Case note 285231 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 9: Couple says repair service damaged their car

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.

NZ website privacy notices could do better to inform users

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.

Privacy Act amended by the Intelligence and Security Act

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.

Privacy resources in te reo Māori

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.

Statement clarifying Martyn Bradbury's privacy complaint

Earlier this year, blogger Martyn Bradbury made a complaint to our office about a request from Police for bank information. We investigated the complaint, and recently sent him our final view on the matter.