Attendees at this year's APPA forum in Tokyo, Japan In late May, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards and I attended the 51st Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum hosted by the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) in Tokyo, Japan.APPA is the principal forum for privacy and data protection regulators in the Asia [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
In late June, as US President Donald Trump soaked up media attention by stepping into North Korean territory with the nation's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, an important speech made by Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, at the G20 in Osaka went comparatively unnoticed.Prime Minister Abe declared the launch of the [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
The Privacy Good Research Fund will soon be opening again and accepting applications. The Fund is intended for privacy-related research projects and awareness raising initiatives.The 2019 round will be open from mid-July and will accept applications through til 6 September, 2019.An inaugural round of the Fund was run in 2015, [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
Welcome to our latest weekly round-up of privacy stories.Phone scammers posing as police con hundreds of New ZealandersPhone scammers claiming to be police have scammed New Zealanders out of sums now believed to total hundreds of thousands of dollars, police warn. Police say they have received a significant number of [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) is an important forum for progressing regional collaboration on matters of direct relevance to the work of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). [...]
Source: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
We're refreshing our website to make it easier for the community, business and other users to find the information they need. [...]
Source: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the results of a survey of Australian Government agencies related to the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). [...]
Source: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
The Ministry of Justice and Oranga Tamariki have each released new guidance on requesting, sharing, and using personal information. [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
An Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) inquiry has found the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) systematically misused its investigatory powers while pursuing benefit fraud, unjustifiably intruding on the privacy of many beneficiaries. [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
Data breaches involving personal information may be prevented through effective training and enhanced systems, analysis of the first 12 months of mandatory notifications reveals. [...]
Source: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner