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US Federal Trade Commission joins APPA; Youth spread the word about privacy; Privacy - are you serious?; Case notes; New powers to block re-export of personal information; NZ part of global privacy networks; Motor vehicle register update; International privacy conferences; News around the world.
Submission to the Law Commission's review of the Privacy Act; New computer safety resources for kids; Focus on the Privacy Forum; Case notes; Children, Young People and Privacy conference in Melbourne; NZ in the international privacy arena; Better protection for vehicle owners' personal information; Tax system review; News around the world.
Microsoft and the cloud; Dealing with privacy complaints; Complaintline website to help with disputes and complaints; Law Commission review of the Privacy Act; Privacy Commissioner's paper on enforcement, compliance and complaints; Privacy Awareness Week; Case notes; Human Rights Review Tribunal privacy cases; News around the world.
New guidance on CCTV; Case note; Deceased doctor's estate fails to transfer files; Date of birth on secondhand dealers' licences; Privacy experts convene; Privacy in schools; IT certification; Credit Reporting and Privacy Code review; News around the world; News around Parliament.
Caution urged on DNA bank; Can insurance companies collect full medical notes?; Te Reo video; Case notes; Insurance information - tips for health consumers; PSD survey - the results; New audit privacy guidelines; Better practice by marketers; Law Commission seeks your views online; Closing gaps in legal framework; Privacy guide for schools; Vehicle register to be restricted; News around the world.
Survey on portable storage devices; Privacy Awareness Week; Case notes; New on the Privacy Commissioner's website; Justice's information security campaign; PAW calendar of events; News around the world; News in NZ.
Technology benefits versus risks; Credit Reporting Privacy Code review; Case notes; Health Information Privacy Code; Privacy Awareness Week; Fraud Awareness Week; Law Commission review of privacy; Security Breach Workshops; News around the world; NZ's DNA databank.
Cloud computing; Guthrie Cards; Case note; Mosley v News of the World; Protecting World Privacy; DNA databases shut; Using offshore ICT providers; Australian Privacy law reform; Screening programmes and genetic research; News around the world; Privacy Awareness Week; International links for privacy professionals; Security breach workshop; Privacy Commissioner reappointed.
Privacy Awareness Week with APPA partners; The future of the world's Internet economy; Modernising the law; Privacy Bill helps trade, enhances personal rights; News around the world; UK reports released on data losses; Case notes.
Privacy myths and realities; Newborn screening; Case notes; Exploring identity and privacy; E-govt initiatives; Marketing lists; Privacy Awareness Week; News around the world; Education unique identifier; New technology team leader.
Use of electronic health records could affect consumer trust; Law Commission Study; Case notes; Spotlight on identity management; Privacy Awareness Week; Government data review; Breach guidelines finalised; News around the world; Safer swiping standard developed.
Spotlight on privacy breaches; Privacy Week winners; Case note; Concerns in Australia; International Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners; Emerging Tech research; Praise for privacy brochure; "Dual role" for police; News around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.