Media Releases


Report on use of External Security Consultants Raises Privacy Concerns

The full text of the Privacy Foundation New Zealand’s media statement in regard to the Doug Martin/Simon Mount QC report “Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants by Government Agencies (“the Inquiry”) can be viewed below: Media Release on Government Use of Private investigators 19 December, 2018


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: 21 March, 2018


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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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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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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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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Privacy in Australasia Gets a Boost

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


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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