Shane Cowlishaw Newsroom, 31 May 2018 www.newsroom.co.nz/@news/2018/05/30/112284/curran-google-facebook-experimenting-on-us# Clare Curran, the Minister responsible for Digital Media, has expressed her concern over how companies, like Google and Facebook, are using the data they collect on their users and how this usage may be in breach of the user’s human rights. Clare Curran also stated how these concerns are shared by the digital rights working group,
The New Zealand Herald, 22 May, 2018 www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12055834
Source: Stuff.co.nz, 28 March 2018 www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/102569574/NZ-privacy-commissioner-has-pulled-up-Facebook-for-breach-of-privacy-laws
New Zealand Herald, 28 March 2018 www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12021698 The Privacy Commissioner has concluded that Facebook breached the New Zealand Privacy Act following an incident in which Facebook denied a complainant access to personal information held on multiple other Facebook users.
Source: Newshub, 27 March 2018 www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/03/human-rights-tribunal-rules-in-favour-of-kim-dotcom.html
David Vaile The Conversation, 22 March 2018 www.theconversation.com/australia-should-strengthen-its-privacy-laws-and-remove-exemptions-for-politicians-93717 Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the United States, there are calls to remove the exemption that Australian political parties receive from complying with privacy laws. Additionally, Australia’s privacy laws need to be updated to bring them on a par with privacy laws in other countries, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Justice: Hon Andrew Little, Privacy Foundation New Zealand, February 2018 Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Justice – February 2018
David Fisher New Zealand Herald, 5 February 2018 www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11988575 A declassified document regarding a Five Eyes meeting on “Intelligence Narrative” reveals that the Kim Dotcom and Edward Snowden cases prompted countries involved in the spying network to become more open to the public about their actions as opposed to refusing to “confirm or deny” them.
Contributed by Reuel Baptista After launching in 2009, Uber now operates in 82 countries, including five cities in New Zealand. Uber enables users to conveniently order and pay for a ride through its smartphone app. However, Uber gave its users an unwelcome early Christmas present in November 2017; it announced that it had suffered a data breach in October 2016
South China Morning Post 20 December, 2017 www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/2125076/qihoo-360-shuts-down-live-streaming-video-platform-over-privacy Qihoo 360, a Beijing-based internet security company, shuts down its live-streaming platform, Shuidi Zhibo, over privacy concerns around the live broadcast of school students’ activities on the public platform.