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Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts.

The hack affects a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts that Spark provides to users through its partnership with Yahoo.

The hack exemplifies the international nature of privacy, with the US Federal Trade Commission and Irish Data Protection Commissioner already working together to make enquiries into the incident.

The Yahoo hack included names, email address...

Privacy News - 21 September 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 21 September 2016 edition is available here.

Managing customer demands for personal information

Speech given by the Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards to Christchurch insurance companies on 12 September 2016, and held at Southern Response Earthquake Services - Urupare ki te Tonga.  

View a copy of the speech.

Privacy News - 7 September 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 7 September 2016 edition is available here.

Privacy News - 24 August 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 24 August 2016 edition is available here.

Privacy News - 10 August 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 10 August 2016 edition is available here.

Privacy, public interest and surgical outcome data

The Privacy Commissioner's speech to the 2016 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Conference "Surgery 2016: getting the measure of outcomes" held in Queenstown on 4/5 August 2016.  A copy of the speech can be viewed here.