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Proposed code amendment to speed emergency responses
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has proposed an amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code to enable the launch of a new system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information. The proposed change is to assist the emergency services to respond more quickly to an emergency. Submissions are invited on this proposal.
Privacy Commissioner's 2016 Annual Report
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released his third annual report since taking office in 2014. The report highlights a variety of ways the Office has helped to build trust between individuals and agencies that collect, hold and use their personal information, including:
- Working with agencies to develop breach notification processes and transparency reporting to enhance transparency and accountability;
- Advising public sector agencies on how to approach “big data” in a privacy-friendly way so those agencies can use the large data sets they hold without compromising individual privacy;
- Developing new tools and resources to make privacy more accessible for individuals.
A copy of the Privacy Commissioner’s 2016 Annual Report can be found here.
Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1
Read the Privacy Commissioner's Submission to Parliament's Law and Order Committee on the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1.
Reblogged by the NBR
Our blog post about the dangers of employee browsing has been republished by the NBR. You can find it here or read it on our blog. Feel free to share it among your friends and colleagues
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