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Global privacy sweep raises mobile app concerns

A global sweep of mobile apps has found nearly one third (31 percent) of all mobile apps raise concerns about the nature of permissions sought. One in three apps surveyed appeared to request access to information that exceeded their functionality.

Vacancy: Team Leader, Investigations and Dispute Resolution, Wellington

Are you looking for a new leadership opportunity? Do you have an interest in promoting and protecting individual privacy? If this sounds like you, now's the opportunity you've been waiting for. Closes at 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

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Technology & Privacy forum: Changing names and identity fraud

Register now for our latest forum on "Changing names and identity fraud" to be held Monday, 22 September.

Making mobile app privacy your advantage

mobile 3Apps can gather large amounts of information about their users but apps often don’t explain clearly what information they collect and for what purpose. The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help understanding of obligations when collecting personal information through mobile apps. 


What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users make to compromise security. TED Talks is a video podcast of the best talks from the TED Conference where the world's leading thinkers discuss their work.

Online Data Safety Toolkit

app tap purpleThe Privacy Commissioner has published an online Data Safety Toolkit to help organisations prevent and deal with data breaches. This guidance provides tips to help organisations prevent common mistakes that lead to data breaches, and advice on what to do when they happen.



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