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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.

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking Ted Talk: Anyone can read it. Showing a demo of an email program he designed with colleagues at CERN, Yen argues that encryption can be made simple to the point of becoming the default option, providing true email privacy to all.

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General Counsel

We are recruiting a General Counsel to join our office. The successful appointee will provide expert legal advice to the Commissioner and the office, and a legal quality assurance role in respect of all matters relating to the Commissioner’s functions.

Sweep finds children’s websites could do more to protect users

An international project looking at websites and apps used by children has raised concerns over the personal information they collect.

Commissioner finds Immigration NZ in breach

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has referred a case to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after finding Immigration New Zealand breached a migrant’s privacy by failing to correct his date of birth.

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Free e-learning privacy training modules

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.

Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit

You don’t know what you don’t know is an often-overused adage, but it rings true when it comes to privacy. It’s particularly true when you’re implementing something new in your organisation, such as a new IT system or a new product. That’s why we’ve put together the Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit to make it easier for you to navigate the privacy implications of your new project.

Privacy News

Syndicated privacy news from the Privacy Commissioner, and around the world.