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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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.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a presentation on Privacy Act law reform at the iappANZ Summit in Sydney on Monday 14 November 2016.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has looked into reports by some news media that Police were insisting travellers along SH1, south of Seddon, carry photo ID in order to determine whether they have legitimate reasons to be in the area.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards gave a keynote address to the International Telecommunications Union at the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly.
An independent review of the Police Vetting Service by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has identified a number of key ways the Service can improve privacy safeguards for individuals and protect the public.