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Govt CIO calls on Kiwi firms to join security push
"The panel is part of an ongoing programme of work to ensure government agencies are continually lifting privacy and security standards."
Internet Party slams Five Eyes as Kiwi privacy debate rages on...
"The influence of the United States Government, in particular, over New Zealand is truly alarming, and it’s all happening behind closed doors."
Gartner: Google, EU Privacy ruling and Privacy
This is a crude and premature analysis, but anonymity is part of the infrastructure of the internet...
Greens: Key needs to front on what NZ spies are up to
Prime Minister John Key has questions to answer following the latest Edward Snowden leaks detailing New Zealand's involvement in the Five-Eyes spying network.
Facebook NZ issues top privacy tips for Kiwis
"If you experience unpleasant surprises when sharing on Facebook, that's bad for you and bad for us."
WhatsApp sets the Facebook record straight…
There has been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what WhatsApp’s future partnership with Facebook would mean for its users’ data and privacy.
Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill
"With the help of the public, the Green Party will ensure that all Internet users are protected by basic human rights."
New cybersafety resource OWLS takes flight
Primary and intermediate students are being taught how to be ‘wise owls’ when using the internet, a new resource launched this week to help teachers educate their students about internet privacy issues.
Kiwi privacy breaches should have same priority as workplace safety
Barely a month goes by when privacy breaches – by mostly government agencies like ACC, the Earthquake Commission and DHBs – aren’t in the headlines, but the gap is unlikely to be plugged so long as decision makers look to technology for the whole solution.
Wellington Council privacy breach - FAQ
Following news that Wellington City Council's parking services contractor, Tenix Solutions, inadvertently released personal information of 120,000 New Zealanders, here are some FAQs to help put Kiwi minds at rest.
Kiwis urged to consider 'privacy balance'
If the Edward Snowden situation has taught us one thing, it might be that privacy is very often just an illusion.
Govt targets security with new Chief Privacy Officer role
"It is important that New Zealanders have confidence in government agencies to do all they can to ensure personal information is kept safe."
Social media talkers = victims of cyber stalkers
"Hey, how's it going? My cousin went to Epsom Girls' Grammar School also, she knows your sister Jayne."
Is Google right, do we have “no legitimate expectation of privacy” in email?
"Google may say one thing to consumers, but their true colours always come out in court."
NZ TechEd LIVE: Are Kiwis blind to Big Data privacy risks?
"Would you write down your details and leave them in a coffee shop in Queen Street?"
Facebook, Google & Microsoft launch govt privacy petitions
Tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft have released statements requesting greater transparency when it comes to gathering public data.
Kiwi websites need to improve privacy info
Websites and apps collecting personal information could do much better in telling people that they are doing it, why they are doing it and how securely the information will be held.
Microsoft joins the party… slams NZ Telco bill
Joining fellow tech giants Facebook and Google, Microsoft publicly questions the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, believing it to be a threat to New Zealand's IT industry.
You gotta fight, for Dotcom's right, for transparency…
Megaupload founder dispatches legal team to Wellington today, as his lawyers fight for full disclosure in New Zealand's highest court.
Facebook slams NZ spying law
Social networking giant seeks an exemption over government proposals which could see over two million Kiwis spied on by authorities.
Key brands Dotcom's submission a "circus"
Showdown between Prime Minister and Megaupload founder didn't disappoint in Parliament yesterday, but was it more PR than policy?
Google issues NZ spy threat
Internet search giant warns new government spy laws could result in companies quitting New Zealand, after heavily criticising the bill.
Oh no…not another Facebook breach
Privacy leak in Facebook's Android app, sending users' phone numbers over the internet to Facebook servers simply by launching the app.
The Spy who killed Kiwi Privacy
Has privacy in New Zealand gone too far?