Caleb Baptista

18
Mar

Privacy Foundation NZ deplores terrorism in Christchurch

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s media release on the Christchurch shootings can be viewed below: Media Release on Christchurch Shootings

15
Mar

Privacy Foundation’s initial response to Justice Committee’s Report on Privacy Bill

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s initial response to the Justice Committee’s Report on the Privacy Bill can be viewed below: Media Release on Privacy Bill Report

13
Mar

Justice Committee Report on the Privacy Bill

The Justice Committee has recommended that the Privacy Bill be passed with the amendments included in their report: www.parliament.nz

7
Mar

German competition regulator restrains Facebook’s data processing

  The Federal Cartel Office (FCO), which is responsible for investigating anti-competitive behaviour in Germany, found that certain aspects of Facebook’s data collection and processing policies violated German competition law and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   The FCO focused on Facebook’s collection of user data from other Facebook services (eg. WhatsApp, Instagram) and Facebook plug-ins embedded into third-party

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28
Feb

Patient documents missing, reportedly lost in ‘a gust of wind’

Joanne Carroll Stuff, 28 February 2019 www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/110908726/privacy-breach-as-300-patient-files-go-missing The Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board are currently investigating what they are calling a “potential privacy breach” following a member of the public finding documents, in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby, containing the personal information of West Coast DHB patients on February 11. The documents that were found were only part of

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19
Feb

Privacy Foundation Deputy Chair Comments on the Legality of Hidden Cameras

Bonnie Flaws and Mandy Te Hidden cameras: what are your rights?, 19 February 2019 www.stuff.co.nz/business/110664645/hidden-cameras-what-are-your-rights  

19
Feb

Digital platforms inquiry: Preliminary report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its preliminary report for the Digital Platforms inquiry. The report can be viewed using the following link: www.accc.gov.au/focus-areas/inquiries/digital-platforms-inquiry/preliminary-report

19
Feb

“Data Portability” is coming to Australia

Gordon Hughes AM & Andrew Sutherland Davies Collison Cave, 15 February 2019 The “Consumer Data Right” (CDR) is currently under consideration by the Australian Parliament. CDR will expand upon the current provisions of Australian Privacy Principle 12 in the Privacy Act which allows for individuals to access “personal information” about themselves. If passed by the Australian parliament, CDR will give businesses as well as individuals the

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19
Feb

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report

  Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report, House of Commons: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, February 2019 Disinformation and ‘Fake News’: Final Report

11
Feb

Law Commission calls for submissions on DNA collection rules

The Law Commission is undertaking a review of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995, which regulates the Police’s powers to collect and use DNA in investigating crime. The Commission’s review aims to determine whether the Act is fit for purpose and identify areas for improvement. Since the collection and use of DNA raises significant privacy issues, the Law Commission

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