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Privacy Act turns 25

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. It is New Zealand’s only comprehensive privacy and data protection legislation and has remained relatively unchanged since it was enacted.

Privacy Trust Mark People's Choice Award

Which designs do you like best for a privacy trust mark? Vote on the designs we've received in our Privacy Trust Mark Design Competition by telling us which ones are your favourites. The design which wins the People's Choice Award will be the one which receives the most votes here and likes on our Facebook page.

US vs Microsoft: Executing search warrants across borders

The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has filed a submission in the United States Supreme Court in a case concerning the execution of a US search warrant to access information held in servers outside the United States.

Your Right To Know - an OPC advice sheet

Did you know that you have the right to know personal information that organisations have about you? Our Right To Know advice sheet helps explain this right.

Pointers for security cameras and drones

As the festive and holiday season fast approaches, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced a new guidance resource about security cameras and drones for home owners, recreational drone users and retailers.

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.

NZ website privacy notices could do better to inform users

A sample of New Zealand websites surveyed by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has found similar shortcomings as overseas websites when it comes to informing users about how personal information is collected, stored and used.