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.
A woman was dismissed by her employer after drugs and drug-taking tools were seen in her car while it was parked in the company carpark. Three days after her dismissal, her manager emailed all employees disclosing the circumstances of her dismissal. The woman complained to our office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Privacy law reform is urgently needed to prevent New Zealand falling further behind international standards, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards in his Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Justice released today.
The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the news of Uber’s data breach that affected more than 50 million people around the world, including New Zealanders.
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.
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.