development

9
May

New group aims to voice New Zealanders’ privacy concerns

Source: www.radionz.co.nz – Edward O’Driscoll http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/330335/new-group-aims-to-voice-new-zealanders-privacy-concerns   Privacy issues aren’t limited to the government and big businesses, and the community needs to have a voice too, a new advocacy group says. The Privacy Foundation, which was launched today, aims to offer independent, informed and fair public comment on people’s privacy and personal information rights. It is chaired by former privacy commissioner

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23
Apr

Seminar 8 May 2017: Upping the Ante – New Actors and the Consequences of Breaching the Privacy Act

Seminar 8 May 2017: Upping the Ante – New Actors and the Consequences of Breaching the Privacy Act Date: 08 May 2017 Time: 12 – 1pm Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 2, Case Room 223, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland Department of Commercial Law Lunchtime Seminar Series Presenters: Associate Professor Gehan Gunasekara and Niveet Singh http://www.business.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/seminars-and-events/2017/may/new-actors-and-the-consequences-of-breaching-the-privacy-act.html

5
Apr

Collection of NGO client data is excessive and disproportionate – Privacy Commissioner

Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner – https://www.privacy.org.nz/news-and-publications/statements-media-releases/new-news-page-4/ A Ministry of Social Development (MSD) policy requiring social service providers to disclose information about all their clients is excessive and inconsistent with the privacy principles, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. The Privacy Commissioner’s report, Inquiry into MSD Collection of Client-Level Data from NGOs, examines the privacy impact of the funding contracts. The

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2
Apr

APF Policy Statement, Privacy Law

APF Policy Statement, Privacy Law Source: Australian Privacy Foundation – https://www.privacy.org.au/ https://www.privacy.org.au/Papers/WAAG-PrivLaw-170402.pdf

31
Mar

International Cyber Engagement Strategy

International Cyber Engagement Strategy  Source: Australian Privacy Foundation – https://www.privacy.org.au/ https://www.privacy.org.au/Papers/DFAT-CyberStrat-170331.pdf

23
Mar

Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports

Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner – https://www.privacy.org.nz Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national credit reporting companies. “I was pleased to see the credit reporting companies actively monitoring their processes and making improvements to their systems,” Mr Edwards said, noting that the assurance reports revealed: Veda (now known as Equifax) implemented

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6
Mar

Time To Talk About Protecting Human Rights

Time To Talk About Protecting Human Rights Source: Australian Privacy Foundation – https://www.privacy.org.au/ https://www.privacy.org.au/Media/MR-HumanRts-170305.pdf

5
Mar

APF Policy Statement, Human Rights Protections

Source: Australian Privacy Foundation – https://www.privacy.org.au/ Background Australia is in a highly unusual position in comparison with most countries around the world, in that almost no human rights are enshrined in the Constitution. The sole rights in the Constitution relate to freedom of religion (s.116), just terms compensation (s.51(xxxi)), trial by jury – which has been gutted by a High

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3
Feb

Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability, brakes on data re-identification and fines up to $1 million

Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner – https://www.privacy.org.nz Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million. If adopted, the Privacy Commissioner would be able to apply to the High Court for a

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31
Jan

Privacy Commissioner updates code of practice to allow faster emergency response

Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner – https://www.privacy.org.nz Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has amended the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code (TIPC) to allow a state of the art system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information. The system will help emergency services to respond more quickly by providing them with information about a caller’s location. “In the last year,

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