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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 message from Privacy Commissioner John Edwards about the 25th anniversary of New Zealand's Privacy Act.

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2018 Privacy Forum

This is a significant year for privacy in New Zealand. Our 25-year-old Privacy Act is set to be reformed and new privacy legislation put in its place. What will this mean for organisations and businesses? This will be one of the main talking points at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's 2018 Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Case note 284416 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 5 - SIS and GCSB access requests: section 32 responses

A man requested his personal information from the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau. He asked for any file or information held about him by both agencies.

Comprehensive credit reporting not fully delivering for New Zealanders - Privacy Commissioner

Six years after the law change permitting comprehensive credit reporting in New Zealand, the full benefits for individuals and communities are yet to be felt, according to a new report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

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Learn the privacy basics in our newest online training module

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Privacy ABC is our newest online training module. It uses a variety of scenarios to teach you the privacy basics in 30 minutes or less. As well as Privacy ABC, we have a module on privacy in employent, along with Privacy 101, which is a deeper dive into the  Privacy Act. We also have  modules on the Health Information Privacy Code and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code -- and more! 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.