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No certainty in security

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on No certainty in security

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No certainty in security CERT NZ recently released their quarterly report for October to December 2017. CERT (originally denoting Computer Emergency Response Team) receives computer security incident reports, monitors trends in incidents and attacks, and provides alerts and advice on how to respond to […]

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Breach Case 7: Rubbishing privacy

By   /  April 5, 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 7: Rubbishing privacy

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Breach Case 7: Rubbishing privacy A recent data breach incident provided an example of how your responsibility to protect personal information does not end when you put the rubbish out for collection. A member of the public noticed some rubbish strewn along a street. […]

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Facebook: What this is really about

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Facebook: What this is really about

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Facebook: What this is really about As New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner, I need to take a moment to tell you what this matter is really about. The suggestion that I or my office want to trawl through Facebook users’ accounts in breach of their […]

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Why I deleted Facebook

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Why I deleted Facebook

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why I deleted Facebook I’ve been on Facebook for nearly 10 years. I wasn’t that keen on it at first, as I kept getting pestered by digital agriculturalists using the needy Farmville game. In 2009 I established the first Facebook page in New Zealand […]

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Welcoming the Privacy Bill

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Welcoming the Privacy Bill

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Welcoming the Privacy Bill We are very excited about today’s introduction of a new Privacy Bill. The Bill will modernise the 25 year old Privacy Act and implement many of the changes recommended by the Law Commission in 2011. The pathway to this overdue […]

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Discussing George Orwell’s 1984 in 2018

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Discussing George Orwell’s 1984 in 2018

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Discussing George Orwell’s 1984 in 2018 Join the discussion. Orwells 1984 was a book, a film, a play and, 34 years after it was set, is it our reality? Is there more to say about this dystopian touchstone of privacy, surveillance and identity, 70 years since the book […]

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Handling health information of intersex individuals

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Handling health information of intersex individuals

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Handling health information of intersex individuals The Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) recently approached our office for advice on an issue faced by many intersex people in New Zealand. ITANZ is part of an intersex advocacy movement and works to improve awareness, information, […]

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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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