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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.


What if we could harness personal data for the collective good? In this video episode of The Power of Privacy, technology journalist Aleks Krotoski travels to Japan to test radiation levels with a community-built Geiger counter.

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Case note 266148 [2015] NZ PrivCmr 10: Police refuse access to interview DVD

A tourist questioned by Police has won the right to get a DVD copy of the interview after he complained to the Privacy Commissioner.

A quick tour of the privacy principles

Read our updated and revised 'A quick tour of the privacy principles' guidance which is on our website and also available as a printable document.

Is there a security problem with our website? Tell us about it

If you find a security problem in the Officer of the Privacy Commissioner’s website, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards wants you to tell him about it.

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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 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. 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.