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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.

Five ways to help protect your identity - Watch this video from our privacy colleagues at the US Federal Trade Commission. 

 

New on the website

New brochure for health consumers

See our free brochures for health consumers. These are available in several languages from our website and available in hard copy in English and Te Reo. If you want copies sent to you, please email us at orders@privacy.org.nz.

Collection of NGO client data is excessive and disproportionate - Privacy Commissioner

A Ministry of Social Development (MSD) policy requiring social service providers to disclose information about all their clients is excessive and inconsistent with the privacy principles, says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.

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.

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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.