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Viewing entries posted in March 2016

Rush is on for more privacy intrusive laws - UN investigator Charles Mabbett
31 March 2016

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Around the world, governments are rushing through legislation in an effort to legitimise the use of privacy-intrusive measures by security and intelligence services, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in his March report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR).

Loose lips sink ships Marilyn Andrew
22 March 2016


Talking is an important part of our everyday activity - particularly in the workplace. Morning greetings, general chit-chat with colleagues while getting a cuppa, video conferences, and discussing all manner of things to ensure a successful and quality productive day.  I certainly do a lot of talking in my role as enquiries officer.   

Barking dogs and listening devices Joanna Hayward
17 March 2016


Barking dogs can be a real neighbourhood nightmare. Dog owners have a legal obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure their dog’s barking doesn’t cause a nuisance to others.

Coming to a place near you Charles Mabbett
7 March 2016

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We make regular visits to the regions to meet people, discuss our work and find out how we can help. It is part of our public affairs and education outreach programme.

Man who secretly filmed sex with girlfriends loses appeal Charles Mabbett
4 March 2016


The Court of Appeal recently considered a case that contained seemingly conflicting privacy elements. A man convicted on 20 counts of making intimate visual recordings was unsuccessful in appealing his convictions on the basis that there had been an intrusion into his privacy and the search warrant Police used was invalid.

Press Council upholds grieving family's privacy complaint Charles Mabbett
2 March 2016

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The New Zealand Press Council has sent a timely reminder to the news media to check how they use photos taken from social media in news stories.