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Tribunal finds confusion over request led to delay Annabel Fordham
14 June 2017

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Mr Brooks was an active Taekwondo competitor and a long-time member of the Taekwondo Union of New Zealand (TUNZ). He represented New Zealand in the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Championships.

Breach Case 4: Testing with real data Neil Sanson
9 June 2017

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Sometimes it seems a good idea to use real production data in a test environment. But doing so means security becomes even more important if you want to stop things going wrong.

Does your office blog? Charles Mabbett
31 May 2017

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A few months ago, our office asked our international privacy and data protection watchdog colleagues to let us know if their office was using blogging as a communications tool. The results received have been mixed and modest.

Should agencies leave no stone unturned? Charles Mabbett
10 May 2017

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Organisations sometimes get it wrong when they respond to a person’s request for their personal information. Information is sometimes lost, displaced or accidentally deleted. A recent privacy case dealt with by the Human Rights Review Tribunal considers when an organisation can call it quits when it comes to searching for personal information in responding to an access request.

BSA says media use of Facebook photos breached victims’ privacy Joanna Hayward
1 May 2017

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The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has ruled that TVNZ breached privacy standards in reporting on a fatal bus crash in 2016. The bus was carrying students and teachers from a Tongan school band who were visiting New Zealand to fundraise for their school.

Commissioner's US diary - part four John Edwards
27 April 2017

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The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications is a bit of a mouthful, so it is shortened to “The Berlin Group,” referring to the Berlin Data Protection Office, which initiated the working group in 1983, and has provided its secretariat ever since.

Commissioner's US diary - part three John Edwards
26 April 2017

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The IAPP Global Privacy Summit I posted about last week wrapped up on Thursday. Here are a few highlights from the day:

Commissioner’s US diary - part two John Edwards
21 April 2017

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This year’s opening keynote speeches on day two of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC were by Tristan Harris and JD Vance.