Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes the release of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum’s report. He says it is an important contribution by recognising that the country needs to build the right data environment to maximise the business, social, cultural, education and health opportunities for New Zealanders.
The popularity of the biggest social networking platform in New Zealand continues to grow with 61 percent of New Zealanders surveyed saying they were on Facebook. But 54 percent say they do not feel in control of the way social networking services use and protect their information.
A world leading online resource for privacy law is undergoing a major expansion and is inviting international privacy enforcement authorities to contribute their case reports to its growing database.
A strengthened and updated Privacy Act will give New Zealanders more power over their information and give the Privacy Commissioner better tools to deal with challenges posed by the digital information era, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
View the new Connect Smart Toolkit for SMEs to help protect themselves and their customers online.
Data breaches, online health records, privacy audits and wearable smart technology were some of the topics put to Privacy Commissioner John Edwards in his Ask Me Anything with NBR on 21 February. Read the transcript.
The credit reporting agency, Veda Advantage, is charging consumers an unreasonable sum for urgent requests for credit information, says the Privacy Commissioner.
The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, is proposing an amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code that would limit what credit reporters can charge individuals wanting immediate access to their credit information.
View the results of the first Global Privacy Enforcement Network Internet privacy sweep.
“Events during the year have reinforced the need for tools to respond to the dynamic data environment that is developing across government and business,” said the Privacy Commissioner at the release of the 2013 Annual Report.