Privacy Awareness Week was held from 1-7 May 2011. As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2011, the Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff released a free privacy toolkit for health consumers. The toolkit includes brochures, fact sheets, case notes (summaries of actual privacy complaints), and an updated privacy reference guide – “On the Record”. There’s also a version of the toolkit for health professionals inclu...
Marie Shroff Marie Shroff was appointed to the independent statutory position of Privacy Commissioner in late 2003. Her responsibilities include independent comment on significant personal information policies and issues, providing opinions on privacy complaints made against government and business, monitoring government data matching and promoting good personal information handling practices in New Zealand.
From 1987-2003 Marie Shroff held the position of Secretary...
During PAW, APPA produced a joint product, the ID theft online self-check tool. People can see how exposed they are to identity theft with a new online interactive tool. Users work through a series of questions covering a variety of topics, for instance how they handle information in their wallet, mailbox, or on their computer. They ge...
2010 Biometrics Institute of New Zealand Conference
Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff 26 March 2010 Holiday Inn Hotel, Wellington
Good morning and thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to you today. I remember that the last time I addressed this conference was one of my first speaking engagements in my then-new role of Privacy Commissioner, back in October 2004. Five and a half years has passed quickly, and I'm aware that you have been dealing with...
A lunchtime presentation by Katrine Evans, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal and Policy), run by the Wellington Community Law Centre in conjunction with Wellington Central Library on 11 November 2009.
Following are the outline notes of a speech the Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff, presented to the Banking Financial Services Law Association Conference held on the Gold Coast on 31 July 2009.
Why is privacy and personal information relevant in banking?
Example from real life: Customer single digit entry error - $20 charged by woman to wrong account. Man debited $20 complained - he was given woman's contact details by bank call centre operator and told to con...
Policy Adviser (Health) Sebastian Morgan-Lynch spoke at the 2009 Quality Symposium, held by the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners on 14 February 2009, about the risks and benefits for health information management in primary care.
The presentation can be viewed in two parts on Youtube (external link).
Privacy Awareness Week was held between 3 and 9 May 2009.
A variety of events were planned including a Chris Slane Privacy Cartoon Exhibition 'No Laughing Matter' in Auckland on 7 May.
TradeMe kindly ran a survey on its website during PAW "Who's using your information?" using creative banners based on the Facebook Friend cartoon. Visitors to its website were asked three privacy-related questions.
"Privacy and information requests - the interrelationship between the Official Information Act and the Privacy Act" - a presentation by Katrine Evans, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal), to the "Legal Issues for Crown Entities" conference held in Wellington 23/24 September 2008.
Rendezvous Hotel - Monday 25 August 2008 at 8.00 am
Welcome, Kia ora tatou
It gives me great pleasure to be launching our second privacy awareness week 2008 with our Asia-Pacific partners, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and Macau. We will also launch the opinion survey results; and employment booklet.
Thanks for getting out of bed early on this co...
During Privacy Awareness Week an international film competition for secondary school students was run with the theme "Privacy is your Business". Students had to produce a short film about a privacy issue. Prizes were awarded to the NZ winner and runner-up and to an overall in...
Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner was the keynote speaker at the Privacy Issues Forum 2008 held on 27 August in Wellington. She spoke on: "Privacy and community: personal space within the public sphere"
Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner was the keynote speaker at the Identity Conference 2008 held on 29-30 April at Te Papa, Wellington. She spoke on: 'Do you know who I am? Exploring identity and privacy'.
The Privacy Commissioner's keynote address at the Identity Conference 2008 held on 29-30 April in Wellington. For details see Identity Conference 2008