Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says there will now be an upper limit of $10 on the amount a credit reporter can charge a consumer for an immediate credit report. This amendment to the Credit Reporting Privacy Code will take effect on 1 September 2014.
Apps can gather large amounts of information about their users but apps often don’t explain clearly what information they collect. The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help them understand their obligations under the Privacy Act.
Connect Smart week is about promoting cyber-safety awareness, and supported by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says the Connect Smart message is for people and organisations to improve their digital security and to protect personal information.
A strengthened and updated Privacy Act will give New Zealanders more power over their information and give the Privacy Commissioner better tools to deal with challenges posed by the digital information era, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner’s Office will be participating in the second Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) mobile sweep next week, surveying commonly used New Zealand apps, as well as overseas apps.
The Privacy Commissioner has published an online Data Safety Toolkit to help organisations prevent and deal with data breaches. It includes real life case studies as well as tips from a data safety workshop where many of the participants had experienced dealing with a data breach.
The popularity of the biggest social networking platform in New Zealand continues to grow with 61 percent of New Zealanders surveyed saying they were on Facebook. But 54 percent say they do not feel in control of the way social networking services use and protect their information.
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.