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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.

Five ways to stop cyberbullying - a short video from Common Sense Media.

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Case note 285231 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 9: Couple says repair service damaged their car

A couple claimed a vehicle repair service damaged their car engine and were then denied information about what happened to the car while it was at the service centre. The couple said information about the car was personal information and they should have access to it. They made a complaint to our office. Read our case note on the complaint.

Making a trust mark for privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is offering $3,500 to a designer or artist who can help create a winning privacy trust mark. Graphic designers and artists are invited to enter the Privacy Trust Mark Design Competition to create an eye-catching logo to represent privacy-friendly goods and services.

Rules for information disclosures - Privacy Commissioner

“A number of different areas of our work have demonstrated the need for better information to be made available to companies and individuals about the circumstances in which personal information can be released and used for law enforcement purposes”, said Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.

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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.