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Privacy Commissioner: Facebook must comply with NZ Privacy Act

The Privacy Commissioner says Facebook has breached the Privacy Act 1993. The finding comes after Facebook refused a complainant access to personal information. The social media company said the Privacy Act did not apply to it and it did not have to comply with the Commissioner’s request to review the information requested by the complainant.

Privacy Commissioner welcomes new Privacy Bill

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the introduction of a new Privacy Bill to maintain and further New Zealand’s strong track record of protecting the privacy interests of individuals.

Privacy Act turns 25

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. It is New Zealand’s only comprehensive privacy and data protection legislation and has remained relatively unchanged since it was enacted.

US vs Microsoft: Executing search warrants across borders

The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has filed a submission in the United States Supreme Court in a case concerning the execution of a US search warrant to access information held in servers outside the United States.

Your Right To Know - an OPC advice sheet

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.

Pointers for security cameras and drones

As the festive and holiday season fast approaches, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced a new guidance resource about security cameras and drones for home owners, recreational drone users and retailers.