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Privacy Week 2014

tablet guard dog 3 resized 2The Privacy Forum in Wellington on Wednesday 7 May will be the main event for Privacy Week 2014. There is a full programme of speakers who will discuss information sharing and data privacy, social networking and online behaviour, and managing information security and privacy. There will also be a session on security, surveillance and society. Find out more here.

That's not team spirit

Aimed at young Indigenous Australians, 'That's Not Team Spirit' is designed to help users understand how online actions can have real life consequences. It was made by Cybersmart, an Australian cybersafety education programme.

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Information security: what does 'reasonable' look like? - Privacy Week presentations by David Shaw of Symantec in Wellington and Auckland.

Owls to make children wise about online privacy

A resource to help teachers teach internet privacy to primary students, OWLS is a project by the Privacy Commissioner and NetSafe, in partnership with the NZ National Commission for UNESCO. The launch at Tawa School in Wellington was recorded by students from Whitireia Journalism School.

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Credit Reporting Privacy Code Amendment No. 9 – Limiting charges for credit reports

Under the Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004, individuals are entitled to have access to credit information held by credit reporters. The Privacy Commissioner proposes to amend the Code to set the maximum amount a credit reporter may charge for making credit information available quickly.

Privacy Commissioner proposes limit on credit reporting charges

The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, is proposing an amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code that would limit what credit reporters can charge individuals wanting immediate access to their credit information.

Speaker line-up for the 2014 Privacy Forum

Check out the high quality line-up of speakers for our Privacy Forum during Privacy Week. The half-day forum is at the Intercontinental Hotel in Wellington on Wednesday, 7 May. The cost is $140 per person. Register now to avoid disappointment.

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