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Viewing entries posted in 2018

Working with Industry 2: Are you ready for the GDPR? Nicola Hermansson
24 May 2018

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This guest post was contributed by Nicola Hermansson, APAC Data Protection & Privacy Leader at EY. It is the second in our Working with Industry series of guest posts. The Working with Industry series do not necessarily reflect the views of our office and are published to inform and stimulate debate on topical privacy issues and developments.

Supreme Court’s Alsford decision affirms role of the Privacy Act Jane Foster
11 May 2018

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R v Alsford is an important privacy decision. The Supreme Court has clarified the law in relation to voluntary requests for personal information by law enforcement agencies, and affirms the obligations and responsibilities of both the law enforcement requester and the responding agency.

Working with Industry 1: How Uber is driving privacy initiatives Richard Menzies
7 May 2018

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This guest post was contributed by Richard Menzies, General Manager, Uber NZ, to mark Privacy Week. It is the first in our Working with Industry series of guest posts. The Working with Industry series do not necessarily reflect the views of our office and are published to inform and stimulate debate on topical privacy issues and developments.

No certainty in security Neil Sanson
24 April 2018

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CERT NZ recently released their quarterly report for October to December 2017.

Breach Case 7: Rubbishing privacy Neil Sanson
5 April 2018

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A recent data breach incident provided an example of how your responsibility to protect personal information does not end when you put the rubbish out for collection.

Facebook: What this is really about John Edwards
3 April 2018

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The following is the Privacy Commissioner’s response to a post by Facebook’s Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Stephen Deadman on the Commissioner’s finding that Facebook has failed to comply with its obligations under the New Zealand Privacy Act. For those who, like the Commissioner, have deleted or otherwise do not have access to Facebook, Mr Deadman’s post is pasted below.

Why I deleted Facebook John Edwards
3 April 2018

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I’ve been on Facebook for nearly 10 years. I wasn’t that keen on it at first, as I kept getting pestered by digital agriculturalists using the needy Farmville game.

Welcoming the Privacy Bill John Edwards
20 March 2018

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We are very excited about today’s introduction of a new Privacy Bill. The Bill will modernise the 25 year old Privacy Act and implement many of the changes recommended by the Law Commission in 2011.