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Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
“Privacy is about being transparent and clear with customers and protecting their personal information. It’s about telling people what you’re collecting and what you’re going to do with it."
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards speaks at TechFest 2020
Edwards has a clear message: If New Zealand businesses undermine the issue of privacy, they will ruin their business.
NZ credit bureau Centrix co-develops fraud detection service
The service has been put through a robust Privacy Impact Assessment and it was developed in accordance with New Zealand’s current privacy legislation.
Air NZ awarded Privacy Trust Mark from Commissioner
“We see privacy as key to building and maintaining customer trust,” says Air New Zealand chief.
Privacy Bill may limit breach fines to $10,000
The Privacy Commissioner was seeking maximum breach fines of up to $1 million against body corporates.
InternetNZ says the Privacy Bill is a good start, but New Zealand can do better
"Privacy is an essential human right and the online world has brought many changes and challenges to how privacy works in the Internet age."
Commissioners release privacy factsheet for .nz domain registrants
"Clearly, privacy matters to a number of individuals in the .nz domain name space," comments Domain Name Commissioner Brent Carey.
New Zealand's first Privacy Trust Marks awarded to Trade Me and RealMe
RealMe and Trade Me’s Transparency Reporting websites are the first two recipients of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s new Privacy Trust Mark.
Privacy Week: 79% of Kiwis concerned about businesses that share their personal info
Those on a lower income of $55,000 or less were more likely to be concerned about privacy (77%) than those with higher incomes (63%).
New Zealand's Privacy Bill to get first reading in Parliament
New Zealand’s updated Privacy Bill is about to begin its first reading in Parliament with Andrew Little as the MP in charge.
Yahoo's data hack nightmare continues
The fact that Yahoo may have known about the breach for a number of months before alerting the public shows why we need mandatory breach notification.
GOOGLE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR PRIVACY BLUNDER
The Police are now looking into the matter, via the National Cyber Crime Centre.