A man made a request to a law firm for access to his information. The law firm demanded the long-time client pay $19,000 to be sent his information. The law firm also did not respond to the clients request for information within the 20 working days' time-frame required by the [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
Information Commissioner and Chairperson of the ICIC Governance Group, Elizabeth Denham, makes the opening address of the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC). [...]
Source: UK Information Commissioner’s Office
For more information and registrations click here. The EDPS and ENISA organize the conference 'Towards accessing the risk in personal data breaches' in Brussels on the 4th of April 2019. The conference aims to address the aspect of assessing the risk of personal data breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [...]
Source: European Data Protection Supervisor
Welcome to our latest weekly round-up of privacy stories.Westpac admits breaching Nicky Hager's privacyJournalist Nicky Hager has received a financial settlement from Westpac over a privacy breach relating to his controversial 2014 book Dirty Politics. Police had asked the bank for 10 months of Hager's bank records, and falsely claimed [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the settlement reached between Nicky Hager and Westpac over the banks disclosure of Mr Hagers financial information to Police in 2014. [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
John Edwards has been reappointed by the Government to serve another term as Privacy Commissioner. [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
Welcome to our latest weekly round-up of privacy stories.Patient documents missing, reportedly lost in the windA health board employee is under investigation after losing hundreds of patients' medical information – some of which are still missing. The Canterbury and West Coast DHB were told of the breach when documents were [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
Welcome to our latest weekly round-up of privacy stories.Law Commission review on use of DNA in criminal investigationsLaw commissioner Donna Buckingham speaks with RNZ's Kathryn Ryan about updating the law regarding storing and accessing DNA, for criminal investigation purposes, looking at where the balance should be between law enforcement and [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – Blogs
One year on from its introduction in February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme is driving increased awareness and action on personal information security, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said today. [...]
Source: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner