Gehan Gunasekara

4
Oct

Informal submission on DIA’s Customer Nominated Services AISA

The Department of Internal Affairs recently conducted public consultation on its proposed information sharing agreement (AISA) for Customer Nominated Services. The Foundation wasn’t able to comment before the formal deadline, but DIA offered us the opportunity to comment informally. The Customer Nominated Services AISA is intended to replace multiple existing information matching agreements. It lays the groundwork to develop new information sharing mechanisms with

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27
Sep

Individual access and transparency rights are increasingly vital in our digital age

Statement to mark international Right to Know Day September 28 is international Right to Know Day, which recognises people’s rights to access both their own information and information about government. The Privacy Foundation is taking the opportunity to help to promote those rights, which are centrally important both for personal privacy and a flourishing democracy. “Transparency and information access rights

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21
Mar

New Privacy Bill Welcomed

Privacy Foundation New Zealand today welcomed the introduction of the Privacy Bill 2018. The full text of its media release is at: Media Release on New Privacy Bill The Bill can be found at: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2018/0034/latest/LMS23223.html?search=ta_bill_P_bc%40bcur_an%40bn%40rn_25_a&p=1 21 March, 2018

13
Dec

Spies ‘unlawfully’ accessed data then refused to talk about it properly – oversight body

The New Zealand Herald 12 December, 2017 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11958074

27
Nov

Playing by others’ rules – compulsory data collection and consumer privacy

Contributed by Reuel Baptista 27 November, 2017 Playing by others’ rules – compulsory data collection and consumer privacy Data is essential for any company that wants to thrive in the digital economy. Data about customers is particularly valuable because it enables companies to tailor products and services to their customers. Ideally, a consumer should be able to opt out of

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24
Nov

Office of the Privacy Commissioner Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Justice: Hon Andrew Little

Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Justice: Hon Andrew Little, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, October 2017 Briefing-for-Incoming-Minister-October-2017

10
Nov

Media Release on Data for Funding Policy Change

  Media Release on Data for Funding Policy Change     COMMON SENSE, AND SENSIBILITY, AT LAST APPLIED TO PRIVACY OF NGO CLIENT DATA Media Statement for immediate release – 10 November 2017 The Privacy Foundation warmly welcomes news from Minister of Social Welfare the Hon Carmel Sepuloni that the new government will not be forcing community service providers to

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2
Nov

Gehan Gunasekara: Reform of pre-internet Privacy Act must be a top priority

The New Zealand Herald, 2 November, 2017 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11939269

10
Oct

When reading the terms and conditions isn’t enough

Everyone knows it’s important to read the small print before signing up to something – but how many of us actually do it? Ts and Cs aren’t always that user-friendly, particularly if you’re trying to read them on the small screen of your phone. Even if we can read them, understanding what they’re on about isn’t always straightforward. And if

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6
Oct

Privacy Foundation Deputy Chair Comments on VTNZ Gang Disclosure

“VTNZ employee gave people’s personal information to gang member” Source: RNZ Checkpoint, 6 October 2017 http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201861500