A farmer complained to our office after a power company mistakenly shared his address details with his estranged ex-partner. The man had advised the company that he was shifting to a new farm in order to avoid his ex-partner, who had a history of violent threats and harassment against him. [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
A mother whose three young children were taken into the care of Oranga Tamariki (OT) complained to our Office after information she requested from the agency was released with substantial redactions. Principle 6 of the Privacy Act The mothers complaint raises issues under principle 6 of the Privacy Act. Under principle [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released its first annual report. The EDPB was established by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) is a member of the EDPB. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Brussels, 24 January - On January 22nd and 23rd, the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their sixth plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) imposes a fine of €600.000 upon Uber B.V. and Uber Technologies, Inc (UTI) for violating the Dutch data breach regulation. In 2016 a data breach occurred at the Uber concern in the form of unauthorised access to personal data of customers and drivers. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Facebook has changed its personal data policy following an investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA). Aleid Wolfsen, the chair of the Dutch DPA said, ‘Ensuring that Facebook complies with the new privacy law is a matter for the EU as a whole. Since Facebook has its headquarters [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Following an investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA), Microsoft has greatly improved the privacy of Windows users. In October 2017 the Dutch DPA concluded that Microsoft was collecting telemetry data from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users contradictory to privacy legislation. Microsoft plans to rectify the [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
We'velaunched a new way to answer your privacy questions -AskUscanhelp you find out what you want to know about your privacy rights and obligations. AskUs, which can be found on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner website, allows people to access reliable privacy guidance at any time. Its similar to [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Source: XIII Ibero-American Data Protection, Lima, May 2015