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Response calculator for access and correction requests

Use this calculator to work out the latest date (usually 20 working days) by when an agency must respond to you if you make a request to access or correct your personal information.


Worried that your messages could be read by your messaging service? 

This video from InternetNZ explains what encrypted messages are and why you may want to use a service that encrypts for you. 

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Privacy Commissioner releases 2016 credit assurance reports

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the annual compliance assurance reports submitted by the three national credit reporting companies.

Case note 277483 [2017] NZ PrivCmr 3 - CYF wrongly noted father had sexual abuse convictions

A man complained to the Privacy Commissioner that Child Youth and Family (CYF) records incorrectly showed he had been jailed for sexual offending, and this information had never been corrected on his file.

Submission on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill

Privacy Commissioner's submission to the Social Services Committee on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill.

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AboutMe (Request My Info Tool)

We have made an easy way for you to ask for your personal information from any organisation, business or government agency in New Zealand. Our AboutMe (Request My Info Tool) makes it straight forward for you to request your information and help agencies by standardising such requests.

Free e-learning privacy training modules

Free privacy education. Online, any time, from anywhere

Here's an easy way to raise privacy awareness in your organisation. We have online training modules on the Privacy Act, the Health Information Privacy Code and Approved Information Sharing Agreements, with more to follow. Register here today.

Introducing the Priv-o-matic

The Priv-o-matic: our new privacy statement generator. Get your privacy statement sorted in five minutes. All you’ll need is a good understanding of your business. Try it out here.

Privacy News

Syndicated privacy news from the Privacy Commissioner, and around the world.