Gehan Gunasekara

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

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

6
Sep

Privacy Foundation Deputy Chair Comments on Peters Saga in Newsroom Daily Briefing

Newsroom Daily Briefing Wednesday 6 September, 2017 https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/09/05/46245/privacy-legislation-for-the-modern-age

28
Aug

Hunt for Rawshark sees police rapped again for ‘unlawful’ search of banking records

David Fisher New Zealand Herald, 28 August 2017 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11911784

22
Aug

Media Release on Election Policies

Media Release on Election Policies   NZ First, Greens and Labour Show Pre-Election Signs of Intelligent Life on Privacy; National Unresponsive Media Statement for immediate release – 22 August 2017 People are getting worried these days about their safety from scams, hackers, big data invasion, and just sheer careless data breaches. Protecting us in the digital environment is a big task now

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