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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.

Protecting trust and privacy in electronic health records

A new report by the Privacy Commissioner on three electronic shared care record (SCR) systems says they are well-managed projects that are appropriately mitigating privacy risks, but that continued attention to privacy is needed.

Global privacy sweep raises mobile app concerns

A global sweep of mobile apps has found nearly one third (31 percent) of all mobile apps raise concerns about the nature of permissions sought. One in three apps surveyed appeared to request access to information that exceeded their functionality.

$10 credit reporting fee limit takes effect

Credit reporters will no longer be able to charge more than $10 for consumers seeking their credit information. The change takes effect from 1 September 2014.