News

9
Aug

Privacy Bill Passes its Second Reading

The Privacy Bill passed its second reading on Wednesday and is now before the Committee of the Whole House. Members can access information on the Bill and view the second reading speeches through this link.

3
Aug

Calls for backdoor access to WhatsApp as Five Eyes nations meet

The Guardian, 30 July 2019 www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/30/five-eyes-backdoor-access-whatsapp-encryption

1
Aug

Privacy Good Research Fund

The Privacy Good Research Fund is now open for applications for privacy-related research. Information on how to apply may be found by accessing the following link: www.privacy.org.nz/further-resources/privacy-research/

25
Jul

FTC fines Facebook historic $5B for privacy violations

International Association of Privacy Professionals, 24 July 2019 iapp.org/news/a/ftc-fines-facebook-historic-5b-for-privacy-violations

16
May

WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone

The New York Times, 13 May 2019 www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/technology/nso-group-whatsapp-spying.html

2
May

‘Privacy focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups with new design

Stuff, 1 May 2019 www.stuff.co.nz/technology/social-networking/112366145/privacy-focused-facebook-puts-the-spotlight-on-groups-with-new-design

5
Apr

Australia passes social media law penalising platforms for violent content

Paul Karp The Guardian, 4 April 2019 www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/04/australia-passes-social-media-law-penalising-platforms-for-violent-content

23
Mar

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth The New York Times, 21 March 2019 www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/government-hackers-nso-darkmatter.html  

13
Mar

Justice Committee Report on the Privacy Bill

The Justice Committee has recommended that the Privacy Bill be passed with the amendments included in their report: www.parliament.nz

28
Feb

Patient documents missing, reportedly lost in ‘a gust of wind’

Joanne Carroll Stuff, 28 February 2019 www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/110908726/privacy-breach-as-300-patient-files-go-missing The Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board are currently investigating what they are calling a “potential privacy breach” following a member of the public finding documents, in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby, containing the personal information of West Coast DHB patients on February 11. The documents that were found were only part of

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