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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.

Follow the trials and tribulations of Tim as a seemingly innocent piece of digital information threatens to ruin his life when it falls into the wrong hands.

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Identity Conference 2015

Who owns our digital information? The Identity Conference 2015 will bring a world-leading edge to a national conversation on making sense of the challenges posed by evolving digital trends. Join us and register today to secure your place.

Approved Information Sharing Agreements

AISAs are a legal mechanism authorising the sharing of information between or within agencies for the purpose of delivering public services. Our new guidance aims to make this easier for agencies to accomplish.

Taking a privacy case to the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Human Rights Review Tribunal decisions often make the news. Read our guidance and out find out more about taking a privacy case to the Tribunal.

Featured items

Privacy Week 2015

Meet the Privacy Chameleon, our mascot for Privacy Week 2015. Find out more about about some of the events and resources we've got planned for the week of 3-10 May. We're also part of the Identity Conference 2015 at Te Papa in Wellington on 18-19 May.

Bitcoins and altcoins: a Technology & Privacy presentation

Technologist Vikram Kumar discusses bitcoins and altcoins as well as the privacy innovations and concerns about this emerging technology.

Sharing personal information of families and vulnerable children


Sharing information about an individual is often essential to their safety and wellbeing. For social service agencies to do that job effectively, their people often have to consult to ensure that the right kind of intervention is made. Deciding which laws apply and what information to share can be complicated, but we've created some guiding rules.

Privacy News

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