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Viewing entries tagged with 'principle 11'

Blind transparency Neil Sanson
13 September 2016


If you have other people’s personal information, it is your responsibility to keep it safe. There are many reasons why you need to keep that information secure. Here’s one recent example of how careless disclosure can put people at risk.

Can I make an anonymous privacy complaint? Riki Jamieson-Smyth
29 August 2016


People have been asking us recently: “If I make a complaint- can I stay anonymous? Can’t the Privacy Commissioner step into my shoes and keep my identity secret and out of the action? Does the agency or person need to know I’ve complained about them at all?” The answer is that they probably do need to know who you are and exactly what you’ve complained about. The reason is natural justice. 

Tribunal dismisses $100,000 damages claim Charles Mabbett
18 September 2015


A complainant seeking $100,000 in damages for Westpac’s disclosure of a debit card statement to his employer has had his case dismissed by the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

$18,000 damages for disclosing private letter Charles Mabbett
6 August 2015


The Human Rights Review Tribunal says a former Massey University extramural student society president suffered humiliation and significant injury to her feelings after a private letter addressed to her was leaked to a student magazine.

Aufgrund des Datenschutzgesetzes John Edwards
30 March 2015


The rush to judgment in the Germanwings air crash tragedy is unseemly and precipitous, but entirely predictable and understandable.

No money, no problem Dana George
11 August 2014


As a general rule in New Zealand, if you go to Court and you lose, you’re going to have to foot the bill – and not just your own legal bill but a chunk of the other party’s costs too. 

Man loses job for not revealing his criminal history James Thomas
23 July 2014


A man applied for a pawnbroker’s licence. On his application he gave his work address. The rejection letter from the Ministry of Justice referred to historical criminal convictions which he hadn’t disclosed to his employer.