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Privacy News - 19 October 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 19 October 2016 edition is available here.

Privacy News - 5 October 2016

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 5 October 2016 edition is available here.

Privacy Commissioner launches review of credit reporting law

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards today released a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether ‘positive credit reporting’, introduced to New Zealand following a law change five years ago, has been a success and whether the law was operating satisfactorily. 

Positive credit reporting displays more complete information about an individual’s credit commitments, including details of all their borrowings and whether he or she made the payments due each month.         ...

NZ Doctor series - Privacy matters (#45)

Three stories about health privacy complaints

As an Investigating Officer at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner I investigate interesting complaints from many interesting people.

Urine testing at work

International study finds privacy shortfalls in Internet of Things devices

More than half of Internet of Things devices don’t properly tell customers how their personal information is being used, an international study has found.

The study, by 26 data protection regulators around the world, including the NZ Office of the Privacy Commissioner, looked at a variety of devices and considered how well companies building these devices communicated privacy matters to their customers. The study included smart electricity meters, internet-connected thermostats and w...

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...