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Privacy Commissioner releases 2015 credit reporters’ assurance reports

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the latest compliance assurance reports submitted by the national credit reporting companies.

This time, the Privacy Commissioner asked the credit reporters to provide particular assurances around specific topics of interest arising out of the recent privacy case Orcon v Taylor.

The Orcon case highlighted real risks for consumers as a result of careless reporting of credit defaults by credit providers, such as banks or utility compa...

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Privacy Forums in Privacy Week

You can book now to attend our Privacy Forums in Wellington and Auckland during Privacy Week. The early bird fee of $150 per person only applies until 17 April.

Privacy Commissioner amends codes of practice

The Privacy Commissioner has issued updated codes of practice to take into account a number of technical changes made by the Harmful Digital Communications Act.

Commissioner finds Immigration NZ in breach

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has referred a case to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after finding Immigration New Zealand breached a migrant’s privacy by failing to correct his date of birth.

The complainant came to New Zealand as a refugee in 2011 from Ethiopia.

Through no fault of his own, he arrived in New Zealand with incorrect information on his travel documents. His parents had died when he was very young and there was no record of his birth. Not knowing ho...

Joint open letter to app marketplaces

The Privacy Commissioner is among 23 privacy authorities which have signed a letter urging app operators to make links to privacy policies mandatory for apps.