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Immunisation: The Privacy Implications

Address by the Privacy Commissioner to the National Immunisation Co-ordinator Conference


22 May 1998

Introduction

I have been asked to speak on the privacy implications of immunisation programmes. As with any public health initiative, the success of an immunisation programme depends to some extent on the sharing of information between health agencies.

This can be seen to some extent in your own functions. I understand that immunisation co-ordinators have be...

Medical Record Databases. Just What you Need?

A Survey of Practice and Plans in New Zealand for the Collation and Retention of Health records about identifiable individuals, with Particular Reference to the Implications for privacy Arising from the Increased Use of National Health Index Numbers

Prepared for the Privacy Commissioner by Robert Stevens, Barrister, Auckland April 1998

OVERVIEW
There are currently several new or developing initiatives in New Zealand in the collection, collation or interconne...

Centralised Databases : People, Privacy and Planning

A paper presented by the Privacy Commissioner to the New Zealand - Australia Health IT Directors Meeting

Health Information Privacy Code

At an early stage after my appointment as Privacy Commissioner, and before the Privacy Act was passed, it became clear that the health sector would place a significant demand on my time. Following a series of discussions with the Department of Health, I concluded that the health sector was suited to a code of practice. This was particularly i...

Privacy and Photo Libraries

Address by the Privacy Commissioner, Bruce Slane, to the Photo Library Association of New Zealand

I've been asked to talk today about how the Privacy Act impacts on photo libraries. I will not be able to answer all the specific queries you may have, but I can make some general comments and point you in the right direction. I do not know your business so it is dangerous for me to give you off the cuff opinions.

Some of my comments are more pertinent to photographers than photo li...

Privacy Rights and Wrongs

Address by the Privacy Commissioner, Bruce Slane, to the Waikato Justices of the Peace Association

I have been asked today to tell you about the Privacy Act - I have 45 minutes to do this. In this time I will tell you some of the advantages of the Act and the success stories. How it is about commonsense rather than silly interpretations, and how it promotes good business practice.

The Act is nearly four years old. July 1996 marked the commencement of full remedies under the Act....

The Electronic Consumer

Understanding Privacy and Use of Information in Electronic Commerce


Address by Privacy Commissioner, Bruce Slane

Introduction
New Zealanders lead the world in trying out new types of technology. There are more EFTPOS machines per head in our population than anywhere else in the world. We are connecting to the Internet faster than most other countries. It seems as though we are far too interested to try out the technology to fear it. Perhaps, dare I say, a small influence...

Health Information Privacy: Confronting the Issues

Address by the Privacy Commissioner, Bruce Slane, to the IIR Medico-Legal Conference

Today, I want to discuss with you and contrast my opinion in the Pugmire case and a recent decision of the Medical Practitioners' Disciplinary Committee. The MPDC decision found that a medical practitioner's actions in giving an opinion on a patient's suitability to have a firearms licence was unbecoming conduct.

I will also discuss some other matters I have encountered in health sector complain...

The New Privacy Laws: Exemptions and Exceptions to Privacy

Paper prepared for The New Privacy Laws: A Symposium on Preparing Privacy Laws for the 21st Century
Sydney, 19 February 1997

Introduction

It is timely that we should examine the 'new privacy laws' and address the exciting topic of 'preparing privacy laws for the 21st century'. Australia at Federal level is poised to embark on legislating for privacy protection the private sector. Victoria and New South Wales are also designing privacy laws at State level. Further afield Can...

Principles In Practice: Privacy Act Challenges For Lawyers

New Zealand Law Conference
Dunedin
12 April 1996

C O N T E N T S
Synopsis
Introduction
What makes the Privacy Act different?
A principled piece of legislation
Act's international origins
First comprehensive privacy law
Emphasis on informal resolution of complaints
Seamless application
So it's different
Does a new type of Act require a new type of interpretation?
Lawyers' role in compliance advice
Lawyers' own practices and the Privacy Act
Cha...

Privacy Live Forum presentations

How we define personal information - 29 March 2017 (Wellington)  Former Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans will be exploring some recent developments in how we define personal information when we kick off our PrivacyLive speaker series this month.

Katrine, who joined Hayman Lawyers in 2015, notes the definition of personal information keeps on expanding and expanding. Is browser-generated information personal information? What about metadata produced as part...