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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.
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.
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.
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.