A woman complained to our office that Police failed to adequately respond to her request for information about a wilful damage incident at her home in 2015. The woman said Police made a significant mistake in noting her account of the incident and she had tried without success to get Police to change it.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is proposing to amend three privacy codes - telecommunications, credit and health - to align them with changes set out in the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.
A man requested his personal information from the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau. He asked for any file or information held about him by both agencies.
Electricity retailers and distributors can do more to reassure consumers that the information being collected by smart meters is being handled safely with a minimal risk of infringing individual privacy, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Government’s plans to rethink the practice of collecting individual client level data from social service providers.
Read our latest case note in which Police used the Privacy Act's 'serious threat' exemption to disclose health information about a woman who told a police officer she was feeling suicidal.
During Privacy Week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner will be hosting lunchtime forums, as well as releasing new tools and resources to help make privacy easy.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national credit reporting companies.
A Ministry of Social Development (MSD) policy requiring social service providers to disclose information about all their clients is excessive and inconsistent with the privacy principles, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.