Media Releases

7
Oct

Greater Transparency Needed Around Handling of Patient Data after Hack

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s media release on the Tū Ora Compass Health data hack can be viewed below: Media Release on Patient Data Hack

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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14
Aug

Auckland Transport Must Take Care in CCTV Spend Up

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s media release on Radio NZ’s report that “Auckland Transport’s $4.5m plan could mean 8000 cameras watching the city” can be viewed below: Media Release on Auckland Transport’s CCTV Plan

18
Mar

Privacy Foundation NZ deplores terrorism in Christchurch

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s media release on the Christchurch shootings can be viewed below: Media Release on Christchurch Shootings

15
Mar

Privacy Foundation’s initial response to Justice Committee’s Report on Privacy Bill

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s initial response to the Justice Committee’s Report on the Privacy Bill can be viewed below: Media Release on Privacy Bill Report

28
Jan

Data Protection Day 2019

The full text of the Privacy Foundation’s statement to mark Data Protection Day 2019 can be viewed below: Data Protection Day 2019

20
Dec

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

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

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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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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