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.
The international community of data protection and privacy commissioners looked in depth at the privacy challenges posed by robotics and artificial intelligence at its recent annual meeting, but the challenges and risks to privacy in 2017 won’t come just from the machines, says ICDPPC Executive Committee Chair, John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner has named a photography business, Expression Sessions Ltd, (Expression Sessions) as the result of a complaint. Expression Sessions breached principles 3, 4, 9 and 10 of the Privacy Act.
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.
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.