Commentary

5
Jan

Data Use Protections for NZ COVID Tracer

News articles on January 4/5 2021 reported that the Singaporean government had done a U-turn on the data use protections around their TraceTogether system for digital contact tracing. The government had previously stated that the data would “never be accessed unless the user tests positive” and that it would only be used for contact tracing purposes. However, they confirmed in

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1
Dec

Privacy Act 2020: A welcome step in a digital world

Gehan Gunasekara Newsroom, 1 December 2020 www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/auckland-oped-on-privacy

5
Nov

Foundation’s Commentary Paper on Government Statement on Encryption

Encryption Commentary

2
Nov

Foundation’s Position Paper on Privacy Act 2020

PFNZ Paper on Privacy Act 2020

26
Sep

The Ignorance of Anonymisation to Protect Privacy

Contributed by the Privacy in Internet Economy working group The Ignorance of Anonymisation to Protect Privacy

5
Aug

TikTok, echo chambers and data control

Gehan Gunasekara Newsroom, 5 August 2020 www.newsroom.co.nz/tiktok-echo-chambers-and-data-control

23
Jul

Canadian commentary on latest European Court Ruling with implications for New Zealand

By Colin Bennett www.colinbennett.ca/canadian-privacy/the-schrems-ii-decision-implications-and-challenges-for-canada

26
May

Privacy Impact Assessment in a Pandemic: Don’t skip consultation

Contributed by Blair Stewart Privacy Impact Assessment in a Pandemic – Don’t skip consultation

26
May

Privacy Impact Assessment in a Pandemic: The Privacy Commissioner has a role

Contributed by Blair Stewart Privacy Impact Assessment in a Pandemic – The Privacy Commissioner has a role

11
May

Privacy Act Awareness Essential for Tackling Covid

Contributed by Gehan Gunasekara Privacy Act Awareness and Covid Commentary