Welcome to our fortnightly digest, Privacy News.
Announcing PrivacyLive forums
Next month, we'll be launching the first in our new PrivacyLive series of lunchtime forums. The PrivacyLive forums will replace our Technology and Privacy Forums and are intended for a broader audience with an interest in privacy-related issues. The first speaker will be former Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans who is now a Senior Associate at Hayman Lawyers. We hope to confirm details in our next Privacy News.
New case note: Student executive discloses letter about colleague's job performance
A university student union president complained to our Office after personal information in a written warning from the student executive was disclosed and published in a university student magazine. She said the disclosure of the warning letter by the vice president had caused her significant harm. Students sent her hate mail and previously healthy working relationships became strained. She suffered from anxiety, headaches and panic attacks. Read the case note here.
GOVIS Lunchtime Forums - Meet the CIOs
GOVIS is running a series of free lunchtime forums in the first quarter of 2017 called "Meet the CIOs". GOVIS is the network of technology and information professionals in New Zealand government. In this series, you will hear from information and technology leaders from across the public sector and find out how organisations are using technology and information to meet the needs of citizens and business. Speakers will include:
- February - Tracy Voice, Director, Business Technology and Information Services, Ministry for Primary Industries
- March - Chris Buxton, Chief Digital Officer, Statistics New Zealand
- April - Stuart Wakefield, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Education
For information on how to attend, visit www.govis.org.nz.
Finding out what an agency knows about you
Have you used our AboutMe online tool? Do you know about it? Last year, we created an easy way for you to ask for your information. We did it because it is your right, under the Privacy Act, to access personal information about you whether it is held by a business or by government. Curious? Find out more about AboutMe here.
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