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Commissioner’s US diary – part two

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Commissioner’s US diary – part two

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commissioner’s US diary – part two This year’s opening keynote speeches on day two of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC were by Tristan Harris and JD Vance. Mr Harris is the author of How Technology is Hijacking Your […]

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How to make information available – some tips for agencies

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on How to make information available – some tips for agencies

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: How to make information available – some tips for agencies We live in an age where agencies collect and hold a lot of information us. When we then request access to that information, this places demands on the time and resources of agencies to meet […]

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Traitors under our skin?

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Traitors under our skin?

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Traitors under our skin? When Ross Compton’s house caught fire in September 2016, he was able to escape unscathed, with a suitcase full of clothes and the charger for his external heart pump. But when the 59-year-old US man explained to arson investigators how he’d […]

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Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports 23/03/2017 9:00am Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national credit reporting companies. “I was pleased to see the credit reporting companies actively monitoring their processes and making improvements to […]

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Hager and Westpac: Some clarification on a complicated case

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Hager and Westpac: Some clarification on a complicated case

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hager and Westpac: Some clarification on a complicated case There has been a significant amount of media coverage about our investigation into Westpac bank disclosing journalist Nicky Hager’s bank account information to Police in 2014. In the course of that reporting, some misconceptions have emerged. […]

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Breach Cases 2: Don't bite when a phisher calls

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Breach Cases 2: Don't bite when a phisher calls

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Breach Cases 2: Don’t bite when a phisher calls A recent data breach involved a deliberate email phishing* attack on an industry organisation. The email purported to come from the chief executive and requested a copy of the membership list (names […]

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Breach Case 2: Don't bite when a phisher calls

Published By   /  March 20, 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 2: Don't bite when a phisher calls

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Breach Case 2: Don’t bite when a phisher calls A recent data breach involved a deliberate email phishing* attack on an industry organisation. The email purported to come from the chief executive and requested a copy of the membership list (names and email addresses). At […]

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Me and AboutMe

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Me and AboutMe

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Me and AboutMe I recently received a bill from a local authority relating to work carried out on my property before I bought it. I was not responsible for the bill and I had previously challenged it successfully on three previous occasions. But it kept […]

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Case Note 253397 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 2 – Student executive discloses letter about colleague's job performance

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case Note 253397 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 2 – Student executive discloses letter about colleague's job performance

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case Note 253397 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 2 – Student executive discloses letter about colleague’s job performance 21/02/2017 9:00am A university student union’s president (the complainant) was given a written warning for neglecting to meet a number of her job’s key performance indicators. The warning was […]

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How to say sorry

Published By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on How to say sorry

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: How to say sorry Here at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, we have a statutory duty to use our best endeavours to resolve complaints. Many complaints are resolved when the respondent agency simply apologises to the complainant. Sounds straightforward? Not always. We see a […]

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Centrelink hits trouble with information matching

Published By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Centrelink hits trouble with information matching

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Centrelink hits trouble with information matching The controversy embroiling Centrelink, the Australian government agency that provides welfare payments, shows no sign of abating as a public and political backlash continues over its apparent mishandling of a debt recovery programme. The trouble for Centrelink – and […]

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Beware the phishers

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Beware the phishers

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Beware the phishers The salutation on the email simply said “Hi”. It arrived at 4.36am on a public holiday in the inbox of a public facing email address, and it appeared to have been sent from a personal email address belonging to the organisation’s chief […]

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Data Safety Tips 1: Name your documents clearly

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Data Safety Tips 1: Name your documents clearly

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Data Safety Tips 1: Name your documents clearly It is so easy to send the wrong attachment with an email, especially if the documents you are selecting to attach are not clearly and distinctly named. We see this type of breach fairly regularly so we […]

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Submissions

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Submissions

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Submissions Our website uses cookies to give you the best experience and for us to analyse our site usage. If you continue to use our site, we will take it you are OK about this. Click on More for information about the cookies on our […]

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Privacy Commissioner's report to the Minister of Justice under Section 26 of the Privacy Act

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Commissioner's report to the Minister of Justice under Section 26 of the Privacy Act

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Commissioner’s report to the Minister of Justice under Section 26 of the Privacy Act 03/02/2017 9:00am The Privacy Commissioner has a statutory responsibility to report periodically to Parliament on the functioning of the Act. The Privacy Commissioner’s latest report can be found here. Read […]

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Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability, brakes on data re-identification and fines up to $1 million

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability, brakes on data re-identification and fines up to $1 million

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability, brakes on data re-identification and fines up to $1 million 03/02/2017 9:00am Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information […]

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Concession travel and privacy in NSW

Published By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Concession travel and privacy in NSW

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Concession travel and privacy in NSW Many people in New Zealand – such as students and the elderly – use a concession that gives them a free or subsidised fare on public transport. In order to assess whether someone is eligible for these concession cards, […]

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Privacy Commissioner updates code of practice to allow faster emergency response

Published By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Commissioner updates code of practice to allow faster emergency response

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Commissioner updates code of practice to allow faster emergency response 31/01/2017 9:00am Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has amended the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code (TIPC) to allow a state of the art system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information. The system […]

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Providing an adequate level of data protection

Published By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Providing an adequate level of data protection

MIL OSI – Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Providing an adequate level of data protection The New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 was formally recognised by the European Commission (EC) in 2012 as meeting European legal standards of data protection thereby facilitating the free flow of personal data from EU countries to New Zealand […]

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Having access to security camera footage

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Having access to security camera footage

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Having access to security camera footage In an echo of a case we investigated last year, a Welsh court has given a British man who was injured in a Welsh police cell access to security camera footage of the incident. http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=28139 […]

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