Researchers have discovered an internet vulnerability named Heartbleed. Until it is fixed, Heartbleed will make OpenSSL encrypted connections, which secure much of the internet’s information flows, insecure. New Zealand website owners should check their servers urgently and patch them if required.
A new resource to help teachers teach internet privacy issues to primary and intermediate school students was launched to coincide with Safer Internet Day. The online resource – named OWLS – is a joint project by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and NetSafe, in partnership with the NZ National Commission for UNESCO.
OWLS is a new resource to help teachers teach internet privacy issues to primary and intermediate school students. Its launch in Wellington on 11 February coincides with Safer Internet Day (www.saferinternetday.org).
The Earthquake Commission has failed to comply with its Official Information Act and Privacy Act obligations to provide information to its Canterbury customers in a timely manner, a joint report by the Chief Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner has found.
“Events during the year have reinforced the need for tools to respond to the dynamic data environment that is developing across government and business,” said the Privacy Commissioner at the release of the 2013 Annual Report.