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Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use 21/02/2018 9:00am A woman was dismissed by her employer after drugs and drug-taking tools were seen in her car while it was parked in the company carpark. Three days after her dismissal, her […]

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Privacy Act turns 25

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Act turns 25

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Act turns 25 16/02/2018 9:00am New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. The Act was passed by Parliament on 5 May 1993 with the support of both main political parties. It is New Zealand’s […]

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Advice for doctors when there’s a complaint

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Advice for doctors when there’s a complaint

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Advice for doctors when there’s a complaint If you work in a small practice or medical centre, there’s every chance you may not have received many requests for personal information from patients. The starting point is to know that the Privacy Act gives people the right to make […]

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Do you really need that information?

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Do you really need that information?

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Do you really need that information? Knowledge is power – a cliché, sure, but for a reason. As an agency, the more you know about your clients, the more effective your service can be. It makes sense to gather as much information as possible about the people you […]

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UK supermarket chain ‘vicariously liable’ for data leak

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on UK supermarket chain ‘vicariously liable’ for data leak

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UK supermarket chain ‘vicariously liable’ for data leak Ever wondered what would happen if your employee goes rogue and leaks confidential information? In a recent landmark decision, the High Court in Britain considered just that. In 2014, Andrew Skelton, an internal auditor at the […]

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Taking photos on a plane

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Taking photos on a plane

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taking photos on a plane Can passengers take photos and videos on a plane? An airline approached us seeking guidance because the increasing likelihood of passenger recordings made on board a flight has clear privacy implications for the air crew and the other passengers. The airline says it […]

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Information sharing: Learning from overseas experience

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Information sharing: Learning from overseas experience

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Information sharing: Learning from overseas experience Privacy is sometimes wrongly seen as antithetical to information sharing. It is not. Privacy and information sharing are different sides of the same coin. Our Privacy Act could just have easily and just as accurately been called the […]

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Case Note 284027 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 1: Woman wants insurer to delete her information

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case Note 284027 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 1: Woman wants insurer to delete her information

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case Note 284027 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 1: Woman wants insurer to delete her information 18/01/2018 9:00am A woman wanted an insurance company to delete all the personal information it had about her. She said she had not made a claim and had since taken her business to another […]

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Nosing around the Customs and Excise Bill

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Nosing around the Customs and Excise Bill

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Nosing around the Customs and Excise Bill Cast your mind back to 2013. Same-sex marriage was legalised in NZ, we learnt more about the activities of the NSA than we ever cared to know, Prince George was born, Margaret Thatcher died and our long Marmite (marmageddon) nightmare finally ended. […]

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Highlights of APPA 48

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Highlights of APPA 48

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Highlights of APPA 48 Privacy authorities in our region rounded off the year in Vancouver with the 48th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum on 16-17 November. The meeting was hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC-Canada) and the Office of the Information and […]

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What’s happening with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on What’s happening with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What’s happening with the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Rumours of the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have proved premature. It has been given new life – with some important changes – as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). What has happened and does this mean anything […]

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Including privacy in a modern constitution

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Including privacy in a modern constitution

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Including privacy in a modern constitution A recent project of Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Dr Andrew Butler proposes “a modern constitution that is easy to understand, reflects New Zealand’s identity and nationhood, protects rights and liberties, and prevents governments from abusing power”. A written constitution for New Zealand […]

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Using the Privacy Act for Māori

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Using the Privacy Act for Māori

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Using the Privacy Act for Māori Me ōpanga rawa e aro ai te tangata, Ki te tai tama Māori e ((Must he be an All Black before you notice, This young Māori man) – Corin Merrick, Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa Hui-a-Tau 2017. The connection to iwi, […]

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Breach Case 6: Reusing and recycling

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Breach Case 6: Reusing and recycling

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Breach Case 6: Reusing and recycling A recent data breach incident gave us an example of how trying to be careful in one respect can lead to unintended bad consequences in other ways. Reusing paper that has been printed on only one side can be environmentally friendly and […]

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Four monthly reports to the Minister – 2017

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Four monthly reports to the Minister – 2017

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Four monthly reports to the Minister – 2017 15/12/2017 9:00am In the four monthly reports to the Minister we comment on how work is proceeding within the office on such matters as complaints and investigations, policy and codes of practice, communications and governance. View the reports over the […]

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US vs Microsoft: Executing search warrants across borders

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on US vs Microsoft: Executing search warrants across borders

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: US vs Microsoft: Executing search warrants across borders 14/12/2017 9:00am The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has filed a submission in the United States Supreme Court in a case concerning the execution of a US search warrant to access information held in servers outside the United States.  This case […]

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Case note 284190 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 11: Man complains about Automobile Association card information sharing

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case note 284190 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 11: Man complains about Automobile Association card information sharing

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case note 284190 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 11: Man complains about Automobile Association card information sharing 13/12/2017 9:00am A man complained that his new Automobile Association (AA) card was configured so that it would share his personal information with a supermarket chain. He had been informed in a letter […]

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Case note 287145 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 12: Academic denied request for 12,000 work emails

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case note 287145 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 12: Academic denied request for 12,000 work emails

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case note 287145 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 12: Academic denied request for 12,000 work emails 13/12/2017 9:00am An academic who was dismissed from his university position requested all of his work emails from a 12 month period of his employment.  He asked to be given a computer hard drive […]

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Case note 273665 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 10: Couple says they were wrongly billed for childcare

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case note 273665 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 10: Couple says they were wrongly billed for childcare

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case note 273665 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 10: Couple says they were wrongly billed for childcare 12/12/2017 9:00am A couple with young children complained to us after a childcare centre referred a debt to a collection agency, raising issues about the accuracy about the debt information. The couple said […]

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Breach Case 7: Reusing and recycling

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Breach Case 7: Reusing and recycling

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Breach Case 7: Reusing and recycling A recent data breach incident gave us an example of how trying to be careful in one respect can lead to unintended bad consequences in other ways. Reusing paper that has been printed on only one side can […]

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