The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a fine of €15,000 on maintenance company CP&A for violations committed when processing the health data of sick employees. CP&A maintained a register of the causes of sick leave. In doing so, the company processed more health data than legally permitted. Furthermore, [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is advising people to do the right thing if they are sent or find personal information which might have come from the Waikato DHB ransomware breach. Mr Edwards says he is aware that some patient, staff and other personal information has already been sent to a [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is warning DHBs to address any security failings identified in a Ministry of Health stocktake of health IT systems in 2020. Mr Edwards says his office has been notified of the Waikato DHB ransomware breach and is monitoring the situation closely while providing advisory support. We [...]
Source: Office of The Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand – New on the Website
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a fine of €7,500 on the Overijssel chapter of the Freedom Party (PVV) for failing to report a data breach to the DPA. The data breach involved information about people's political opinions. [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
During investigations, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) regularly deals with organisations that indicate that they process anonymous data (and therefore, not personal data) because the data has been ‘hashed and trimmed’. In practice, the DPA often finds that organisations make mistakes using this form of anonymization, meaning the data [...]
Source: Dutch Data Protection Authority
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomed Parliament passing the Privacy Act 2020 with unanimous support. The new Act replaces the 27-year-old Privacy Act 1993. Many of the changes are based on recommendations from the Law Commissions comprehensive 2011 review of New Zealands privacy laws. The new Privacy Act provides a modernised [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has awarded a Privacy Trust Mark to the contact tracing app Rippl. Mr Edwards says Rippl, a free contact tracing app created by the Wellington company Paperkite, has been assessed as meeting his offices Privacy Trust Mark criteria. The Privacy Trust Mark is intended to give [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has awarded a Privacy Trust Mark to TICCs Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Customer Due Diligence Online Forms and AML Online Portal. Mr Edwards says the Trust, Integrity and Compliance Company (TICC) has created a privacy and user-friendly way for its clients to comply with their anti-money laundering [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2011, the Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today released a privacy toolkit aimed at both health consumers and health providers. Consumers will be interested in the brochures and fact sheets. For health providers there are also case notes (summaries of actual health-related privacy complaints), an [...]
Source: Office of the Privacy Commisioner, New Zealand – Media Releases & Statements
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