Gehan Gunasekara

16
Aug

Privacy Act Missing in Action

Data Futures Guidelines     PRIVACY ACT MISSING IN ACTION? Media Statement for immediate release – 16 August 2017   The Data Futures Partnership Ministerial Advisory Group released new guidelines for trusted data use on 11 August 2017. Business and government are now gathering huge stores of detailed, personal, digital data about every aspect of our lives. The release of the

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2
Jun

7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Source: The Conversation, May 30, 2017   Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy,

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2
Jun

Facebook privacy: Court backs blocking parents from dead girl’s account

Source: The German View, June 1, 2017   Facebook has won a rare victory in the German courts, in a case that unusually saw the social networking giant relying on privacy law to back it up. The case is reportedly the first in the country to deal with the question of whether Facebook accounts can be inherited. It centered on

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29
May

Privacy Foundation Welcomes Decision on Individual Client Data

  Media Release on Individual Client Level Data   PRIVACY FOUNDATION WELCOMES DECISION ON INDIVIDUAL CLIENT DATA Media Statement for immediate release – 29 May 2017 Privacy Foundation New Zealand welcomes the announcement (Beehive, 24 May 2017) by Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley that contracts with social service providers will not require the collection

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26
May

Next steps on individual client level data

Source: beehive.govt.nz The official website of the New Zealand Government The Government will be advising social service providers that their new contracts will not require the collection of individual client level data until a new data protection and use policy is in place, say Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/next-steps-individual-client-level-data

12
May

Privacy under the microscope in New Zealand with new Privacy Foundation

Source: IT Wire 8 May, 2017 http://www.itwire.com/strategy/77990-privacy-under-the-microscope-in-nz-with-new-privacy-foundation.html?

9
May

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Gehan Gunasekara, May 9th, 2017

Source: 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah May 9, 2017 http://95bfm.com/bcast/ready-steady-learn-w-gehan-gunasekara-may-9th-2017

8
May

Privacy in Australasia Gets a Boost

Australian Privacy Foundation Media Release, 8 May 2017 Source: Australian Privacy Foundation Privacy in Australia Gets Boost

7
May

New Advocate for Privacy in New Zealand

Foundation Launch Media Release – PDF   NEW ADVOCATE FOR PRIVACY IN NEW ZEALAND Media Statement for immediate release – 8 May 2017 Today marks the public launch of the Privacy Foundation of New Zealand, an independent civil society group that has been established to help to advocate for people’s privacy and personal information rights in New Zealand. The Foundation

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4
May

Spies’ database of secrets about Kiwis ignored basic security rules and standards, report finds

Source: New Zealand Herald, Wednesday May 3, 2017 The intelligence agency databases holding some of the most personal information about New Zealanders breached basic standards for protecting those secrets, a new report has found. An inquiry by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security found the lack of basic security standards was well-known for years at the NZ Security Intelligence

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