Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has referred a case to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after finding Immigration New Zealand breached a migrants privacy by failing to correct his date of birth. The complainant came to New Zealand as a refugee in 2011 from Ethiopia. Through no fault of his [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, says the NZ Data Futures Partnership is an important step towards a data-driven environment that respects and protects personal information while delivering better value to individuals and organisations. Mr Edwards says the Partnerships four principles of value, inclusion, trust, and control are consistent with privacy [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomes a ruling by the Human Rights Review Tribunal awarding $25,000 in damages to a young soldier after the telecommunications provider, Orcon, wrongly referred his disputed debt to collection agencies, adversely affecting his credit rating. Mr Edwards says the Tribunals decision means that if there is [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements