News

6
Feb

People Are Really Mad About Facebook’s Changes To WhatsApp’s Privacy Policies

Pranav Dixit BuzzFeed News, 13 January 2021 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/whatsapp-privacy-policy-changes

10
Dec

Bluetooth Tracing and Covid-19 App: is this privacy safe?

The Privacy Foundation New Zealand has reviewed the updated Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) from the Ministry of Health (MOH) that addresses the extension of the Covid-19 App’s function into the use of Bluetooth[1].  The Foundation endorses the privacy focused approach to the technology and highlights the following privacy points: the problem is COVID-19. Contact tracing is like the ambulance at

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5
Dec

‘Regulation gap’ for facial recognition technology, law expert says

Phil Pennington RNZ, 4 December 2020 www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/432088/regulation-gap-for-facial-recognition-technology-law-expert-says

20
Nov

Model contract clauses for sending personal information overseas

Charles Mabbett Office of the Privacy Commissioner, 19 November 2020 privacy.org.nz/blog/model-contract-clauses-for-sending-personal-information-overseas

21
Oct

US government launches landmark antitrust case against Google

Michael Balsamo and Marcy Gordon Stuff, 21 October 2020 www.stuff.co.nz/business/300138032/us-government-launches-landmark-antitrust-case-against-google

16
Oct

Google Analytics Gets A Major Privacy And Machine Learning-Focused Overhaul

Allison Schiff AdExchanger, 14 October 2020 www.adexchanger.com/analytics/google-analytics-gets-a-major-privacy-and-machine-learning-focused-overhaul

15
Oct

China unveils first law on personal data protection

Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing Global Times, 13 October 2020 www.globaltimes.cn/content/1203363.shtml

12
Oct

Facial recognition deal opens access to public and private parties

Phil Pennington The New Zealand Herald, 12 October 2020 www.nzherald.co.nz/business/facial-recognition-deal-opens-access-to-public-and-private-parties/WYCET4X7G5BMLQYSELSD7LBHBA/

8
Oct

Elizabeth Denham on the conclusion of the ICO’s investigation into the use of personal data in political campaigning

Elizabeth Denham The Information Commissioner’s Office, 6 October 2020 ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/10/blog-the-conclusion-of-the-ico-s-investigation-into-the-use-of-personal-data-in-political-campaigning

5
Oct

Why Contact-Tracing Apps Haven’t Slowed Covid-19 in the US

Gregory Barber and Will Knight Wired, 8 September 2020 www.wired.com/story/why-contact-tracing-apps-not-slowed-covid-us