Our website uses cookies to give you the best experience and for us to analyse our site usage. If you continue to use our site, we will take it you are OK about this. Click on More for information about the cookies on our site and what you can do to opt out.

We respect your Do Not Track preference.


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.

New on the website

Communique on the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Privacy commissioners and data protection authorities from around the world convened in Marrakesh on 17-20 October 2016 for the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

Submission on the NZ Intelligence and Security Bill

Read the Privacy Commissioner's submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the NZ Intelligence and Security Bill.

Ask us about privacy

We've launched a new way to answer your privacy questions - AskUs can help you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations.

Featured items

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.

Privacy News

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