Welcome to our fortnightly digest, Privacy News.
Police vetting report
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards and the Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA), Judge Sir David Carruthers, have recommended the Government consider developing a formal statutory framework for the Police Vetting Service.
A just-published independent review of Police vetting by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and IPCA has identified a number of key ways this vital Police service can improve the consistency of the process, and decision-making. Read the Privacy Commissioner and IPCA’s joint report on police vetting and its recommendations here.
Data protection meetings in Europe and North Africa
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards attended three privacy and data protection-related events in the Northern hemisphere in the past couple of weeks. The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, which New Zealand has chaired since 2014, had its 38th annual meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October. The Commissioner also attended a series of intelligence and security-related meetings in Bucharest, and addressed the International Telecommunications Union in Tunisia. Find out more in the Commissioner’s blog post here.
Our winning Priv-o-matic
We’re excited about being one of the big winners at the New Zealand Open Source Awards last week. Our open source tool, Priv-o-matic, designed with assistance from local technology company, Rabid, was a joint winner of the "People’s Choice" Award. If you don’t know about it, Priv-o-matic allows you to create a privacy statement for your business. You can try Priv-o-matic here, and read about it and the other winning entries at the NZ Open Source Awards held in Wellington on 25 October here.
Seeking an Investigating Officer
We have a vacancy available for an Investigating Officer in our Auckland office for a recent graduate, perhaps with one to two years' experience, who can bring enthusiasm and a passion to learn to the position. More information about the role is available here. Applications for the vacancy close at 9 am on Monday, 14 November, 2016.
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