Resources

30 April 2022

Trusted transparency - Connecting the dots between what you say and what you do

This year's Privacy Week theme - trust - got us at Simply Privacy thinking about the role of transparency in the trust picture. Transparency is a well-known privacy concept. It's not news that being open about how personal information will be used and shared is...

30 April 2022

Privacy as a customer service

Since the 1980 OECD Guidelines on privacy there have been substantial additions and amendments to privacy laws in New Zealand and other jurisdictions across the world. The original guidelines were practical, a response to advances of technology and the ability to transfer data across borders...

7 February 2022

It's all about the tone

As an executive leader in your agency how engaged are you with privacy?  Let’s reframe that – how engaged are you in managing the personal information that your organisation uses to provide services? Maturity assessments exist for variety of corporate activities, including security, risk and...

7 February 2022

A fresh take on privacy for 2022

This year, we expect to see many developments that will complement our reformed Privacy Act 2020, helping us to regain our position at the forefront of future-proofed privacy regulation, but also signalling the emergence of an Aotearoa New Zealand approach to privacy that reflects our...

23 December 2021

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency v MoH - Privacy lessons from the second High Court decision

Following the first court case (you can read our take on it here), and the subsequent failure of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to again release all the requested vaccination data, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency (WOCA) took further judicial review proceedings in the High Court....

14 November 2021

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency v MOH - Covid 19, Te Tiriti and cultural perspectives on privacy

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought privacy sharply into focus in many different ways over the past eighteen months.  The High Court's recent decision in the judicial review proceedings brought by the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency (WOCA) against the Ministry of Health (MoH) is one such example....

13 November 2021

Privacy Commissioner publishes position paper on biometrics

Reflecting growing pressure from public and private sector agencies to utilise new technologies, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner released a timely position paper on the regulation of biometrics. The paper puts some stakes in the ground with respect to biometrics. It outlines how the...

22 October 2021

Getting ready for Privacy Act 2020 - Checklist

The Privacy Act 2020 came into effect on 1 December 2020. We’ve made a checklist of the key things we think organisations should do to get in shape for it: Get your governance settings right Appoint a Privacy Officer, if you haven’t already – it’s...

19 October 2021

Collecting personal information from children - IPP4

The Privacy Act 2020 amended information privacy principle (IPP) 4(b) to require agencies collecting personal information from children or young persons to take particular care to ensure the collection is fair and proportionate. This change reflects overseas approaches, recognising that children may be less aware...