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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.

Once you put your personal information out there, you can’t take it back. This animation by Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner shows that it’s almost impossible to take back anything that you put online – much like getting the toothpaste back into the tube.

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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.

Technology & Privacy Forums

Register now for our latest Technology & Privacy Forums in Wellington on 4 and 6 May 2015 and Auckland on 4 May. Hear the Government Chief Privacy Officer; speakers from our aviation industry and from Microsoft. Limited places.

Vacancies

We are recruiting for four positions - Communications Adviser, Policy Adviser, Investigating Officer and Enquiries Officer (part-time). If you have a keen interest in privacy issues and have what it takes, check out what we can offer you working across the different functions of our office and being supported in your professional development.

Featured items

Privacy Week is coming

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 3-9 May. We're also part of the Identity Conference 2015 at Te Papa in Wellington on 18-19 May.

Privacy Week: Visit by US cybersecurity expert - Prof Fred Cate

A renowned global privacy thought leader named in the three Computerworld survey listings (2007, 2008, 2011) of the world's Best Privacy Advisers will be visiting New Zealand and giving presentations in Wellington and Auckland during Privacy Week (3-9 May).

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.