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.
A man complained to the Privacy Commissioner that Child Youth and Family (CYF) records incorrectly showed he had been jailed for sexual offending, and this information had never been corrected on his file.
Privacy Commissioner's submission to the Social Services Committee on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill.
A university student union president complained to our Office after personal information in a written warning from the student executive was disclosed and published in a university student magazine. She said the disclosure of the warning letter by the vice president had caused her significant harm.