Resources

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...