This is a significant year for privacy in New Zealand. Our 25-year-old Privacy Act is set to be reformed and new privacy legislation put in its place. What will this mean for organisations and businesses? This will be one of the main talking points at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's 2018 Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington on Wednesday 9 May 2018.
Six years after the law change permitting comprehensive credit reporting in New Zealand, the full benefits for individuals and communities are yet to be felt, according to a new report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
We have been notified by Facebook that a total of 63,724 people in New Zealand may have been impacted by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
The Privacy Commissioner says Facebook has breached the Privacy Act 1993. The finding comes after Facebook refused a complainant access to personal information. The social media company said the Privacy Act did not apply to it and it did not have to comply with the Commissioner’s request to review the information requested by the complainant.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national consumer credit reporters.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the introduction of a new Privacy Bill to maintain and further New Zealand’s strong track record of protecting the privacy interests of individuals.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says a Police checkpoint in 2016 unlawfully and unfairly collected personal information, harming some of the people affected.
A passenger contacted an airline, requesting all the information they had about him relating to a ticket dispute.
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.