The TIPC was amended in January 2017 to allow for the sharing of mobile phone location data with a system that collects this data during emergency calls. This change is designed to speed up emergency service response time.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million.
The international community of data protection and privacy commissioners looked in depth at the privacy challenges posed by robotics and artificial intelligence at its recent annual meeting, but the challenges and risks to privacy in 2017 won’t come just from the machines, says ICDPPC Executive Committee Chair, John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner has named a photography business, Expression Sessions Ltd, (Expression Sessions) as the result of a complaint. Expression Sessions breached principles 3, 4, 9 and 10 of the Privacy Act.
Advisory opinions give agencies certainty about how the Privacy Commissioner would respond to an issue. This first advisory opinion is for the NZ Fire Service.
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The complainant was seriously assaulted in 2013 while in prison. The assault left him with a traumatic brain injury which has significantly impacted on his life. He advised our Office he was seeking legal advice about whether the Department of Corrections had failed to provide him with the necessities of life by not providing medical assistance sooner.
The debt collection agency, Law Debt Collection Ltd, failed to check information about a disputed debt before it referred the information to a credit reporter, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
The Privacy Commissioner's 2016 Annual Report focuses on trust through accountability and transparency.
Read the Privacy Commissioner's Submission to Parliament's Law and Order Committee on the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill 147-1.