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Data Protection Day: A time to reflect on the coming year

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.

Case note 277412 [2016] NZ PrivCmr 13 - Corrections failed to comply with access request from inmate seriously assaulted in prison

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.

Police not requiring photo ID in quake zone

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.