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Response calculator for access and correction requests

Use this calculator to work out the latest date (usually 20 working days) by when an agency must respond to you if you make a request to access or correct your personal information.

Scared of super-intelligent Artificial Intelligence? You should be, says the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris in this TedTalks presentation — and not just in some theoretical way.

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Annual Report of the Privacy Commissioner 2016

The Privacy Commissioner's 2016 Annual Report focuses on trust through accountability and transparency.

Privacy Commissioner’s proposed code amendment will speed emergency responses

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is proposing an amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code to enable the launch of a new system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information.

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1

Read the Privacy Commissioner's Submission to Parliament's Law and Order Committee on the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1.

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AboutMe (Request My Info Tool)

We have made an easy way for you to ask for your personal information from any organisation, business or government agency in New Zealand. Our AboutMe (Request My Info Tool) makes it straight forward for you to request your information and help agencies by standardising such requests.

Free e-learning privacy training modules

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Here's an easy way to raise privacy awareness in your organisation. We have online training modules on the Privacy Act, the Health Information Privacy Code and Approved Information Sharing Agreements, with more to follow. Register here today.

Introducing the Priv-o-matic

The Priv-o-matic: our new privacy statement generator. Get your privacy statement sorted in five minutes. All you’ll need is a good understanding of your business. Try it out here.