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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.

A short information video from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Every day brings new demands from government and business for access to your information. Controlling your own information means controlling how others see you and how you see yourself. Privacy is the ability to control your own information.

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Privacy Commissioner's speech to NZ Institute of Intelligence Professionals

Privacy Commissioner's speech to the NZ Institute of Intelligence Professionals - Privacy versus Security: The False Dichotomy and the Myth of Balance.

Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an essential part of many projects and proposals, and can be used to identify potential risks. Read our new PIA guidance.

Harmful Digital Communications Act closes Privacy Act loophole

The Harmful Digital Communications Act that is now in force makes some changes to the scope of the Privacy Act, such as closing the ‘revenge porn’ loophole.

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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.

A message from the Privacy Commissioner

The protections for your personal information come from the Privacy Act.

Privacy News

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