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Privacy News - 21 February 2018

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 21 February 2018 edition is available here.

Privacy Act turns 25

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary.

Privacy News - 7 February 2018

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 7 February 2018 edition is available here.

Privacy News - 24 January 2018

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 24 January 2018 edition is available here.

Case Note 284027 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 1: Woman wants insurer to delete her information

A woman wanted an insurance company to delete all the personal information it had about her. She said she had not made a claim and had since taken her business to another insurer. When the insurance company refused to do so, she complained to our office.

The woman told us she had taken out a contents insurance policy with the insurer but cancelled it after only two months because she was dissatisfied with the service.

Privacy News - 14 December 2017

Privacy News is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's fortnightly newsletter. The 14 December 2017 edition is available here.

Case note 284190 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 11: Man complains about Automobile Association card information sharing

A man complained that his new Automobile Association (AA) card was configured so that it would share his personal information with a supermarket chain. He had been informed in a letter from AA about the new relationship between the two organisations. Members using their AA card at the supermarket chain would be entitled to discounts on fuel.

The letter said the first time a customer used their AA card at one of the supermarkets, their details would automatically be sent to the supermark...