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.
New amendments to three privacy codes of practice - the HIPC, TIPC and CRPC - have been issued in light of the reforms made by the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.
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.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has received a number of enquiries expressing concern about the process for trading firearms on Trade Me.
We have produced a general privacy brochure. It's called Your personal information - Know your privacy rights - English version or Te Reo version. Get your copy now by ordering it from us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.