Kate McDonald Pulse+IT, 25 January 2019 www.pulseitmagazine.com.au/blog/4760-finns-take-first-steps-towards-european-health-record The movement toward digitising personal health records within the European Union has seen Finland and Estonia becoming the first two countries in the EU to allow digital prescriptions. These ePrescriptions will allow Finnish patients, who have been prescribed medicine electronically in Finland, to obtain their prescriptions from pharmacies in Estonia. It is expected that EU’s eHealth Digital Service
The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s statement to mark Data Protection Day 2019 can be viewed below: Data Protection Day 2019
Woody Hartzog “International Association of Privacy Professionals” YouTube Channel, 18 January 2019
Source: “PrivacyNZ” YouTube Channel, 17 December 2018 www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yxq0IHBCdg
The full text of the Privacy Foundation New Zealand’s media statement in regard to the Doug Martin/Simon Mount QC report “Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants by Government Agencies (“the Inquiry”) can be viewed below: Media Release on Government Use of Private investigators 19 December, 2018
Richard MacManus Newsroom, 18 December 2018 www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/12/17/363412/australias-new-encryption-law-threatens-nz-cloud-data Following the introduction of the controversial “Access and Assistance” bill in Australia, which requires any organisation operating in the country to give the Australian government access to their IT system if requested, there have been concerns raised about the privacy and security of the vast amount of data from New Zealand being stored in Australia.
Toby Manhire The Spinoff, 13 December 2018 NZ courts banned naming Grace Millane’s accused killer. Google just emailed it out
Toby Manhire The Spinoff, 27 November 2018 www.thespinoff.co.nz/politics/27-11-2018/andrew-little-insists-nz-does-give-a-shit-about-the-impact-of-facebook-on-democracy/ New Zealand’s justice minister, Andrew Little, has stated he is “watching very keenly” international efforts, such as those of the “international grand committee on disinformation and ‘fake news’”, to hold Facebook accountable for the impact that fake news spread on the platform has had on democracy as well as on how they treat their users’ data.
Steve Kroft CBS News, 11 November 2018 www.cbsnews.com/news/gdpr-the-law-that-lets-europe-take-back-their-data-from-big-tech-companies-60-minutes/ A new law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Parliament has given consumers in Europe greater ownership over their personal data. The law restricts how technology companies collect and monetise their users’ personal data by ensuring consumers have an understanding about the data collected on them so that they can decide
Richard MacManus Newsroom, 12 November 2018 www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/11/312796/how-government-algorithms-are-judging-you A report released by Statistics NZ has concluded that, despite the increased reliance on algorithms for decision-making, New Zealand’s government agencies still do have enough human oversight. However, there are still concerns about how these algorithms, which use statistical probabilities derived from the population, are used to inform decisions made on individuals.