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Private Word Issue 62, June 2007

The new generation: online and uninhibited; New Zealanders' passport data stored in Australia; Consent given for photos; Case note; “Think carefully” - NetSafe; Data “going global; Helping MPs help constituents; News around the world; Law Commission review of privacy: public registers.

Private Word Issue 61, March 2007

Defending data, taming surveillance; Consultation on health code; Case notes; A day in the life; Human Rights Review Tribunal questions police vetting consent form; Assignment to Canada; News around the world; Law Commission privacy review.

Private Word Issue 60, December 2006

Technology: “A silent revolution”; Law Commission privacy review; Asia Pacific forum promotes; ideas exchange; A day in the (digital) life; UK privacy reports; News around the world.

Private Word Issue 59, September 2006

Don't leave privacy to chance; Case notes; Motor register restrictions; Don't turn law into a battlefield; CCTV not for sale; E-Crime warnings; News around the world; OPC health policy adviser.

Private Word Issue 58, May 2006

Over 200 people attend Privacy Forum; New website launched; Case studies; Privacy Forum; Patient confidentiality; Media freedom; RFID in the workplace; New around the world; OPC investigation staff changes.

Private Word Issue 57, March 2006

Credit Code comes into full force; IRD chief on the “culture of confidentiality”; Credit file requests; Case study: suicide worries; Private Word survey results; Nurturing taxpayer confidentiality; Arts Festival and identity issues; Privacy 0800 enquiries; Census only for stats use; News around the world.

Private Word Issue 56, November 2005

Actively resolving complaints; Unpaid bills no excuse; “Minefield” for doctors; Website redevelopment; Next Privacy Forum.

Private Word Issue 55, August 2005

A new level of regional cooperation; Privacy and business; An international privacy career; News around the world; UK Privacy Forum; Reference checks.

Private Word Issue 54, May 2005

Tracking technology on the move; What is “personal information”?; Transferring a privacy request; Ad campaign complaint; Spyware concerns; News around the world.

Private Word Issue 51, June 2004

Drug test ruling; Technology challenge; Big brother awards; Complaints list; Act interpretation; Secret filming; APEC planning; Privacy tort; Mail opening; RFID tags.

Private Word Issue 50, March 2004

ID authentication; Invasive technology; Workshop plans; Act reprinted; Workshop plans;
Complaints blitz; Register worries; Signature hazard; Information matching; Anti-spam laws.

Private Word Issue 49, July 2003

New Privacy Commissioner takes office; Court upholds privacy right; Privacy impact should be proportionate; Baby test rules needed; Privacy Act was not to blame;
Proposed credit code released; Strong community support from privacy; Defiance predicted on ID plan.

Private Word Issue 48, April 2003

New telecommunications code - benefits to industry and users; Privacy questions with DNA; Spiders and crawlers pose new challenges; Technologies can enhance or intrude on privacy; HIV test failure; Changes to Privacy Act on the way; Think you're being watched?; PETs and PITs contrasted; IT health projects may breach code; More funding for dealing with complaints.

Private Word Issue 47, January 2003

Forum looking back and to the future; Tracking device controls welcomed; Access rights should be protected; Importance of access rights demonstrated; How doctors could avoid privacy complaints; How should MPs handle privacy issues?; Privacy Commissioner receives award; ACC undercover operation was not unfair.