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Aotearoa's new Privacy Commissioner shares focus moving forward
Mon, 29th Aug 2022
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New Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster aims to prioritize privacy and increase data safety in New Zealand organizations.
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Aotearoa gets a new Privacy Commissioner: Michael Webster replaces John Edwards
Wed, 8th Jun 2022
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Michael Webster, who is currently the Secretary of the Cabinet, will step into the Privacy Commissioner role on 5 July 2022.
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OPC finds leading cause of privacy breaches is human error
Wed, 1st Dec 2021
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Human error is responsible for the majority of serious privacy breaches, with email errors accounting for over a quarter, a report by the OPC reveals.
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The biggest cyber-attacks of 2021 in New Zealand
Tue, 5th Oct 2021
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Cyber attacks have surged in New Zealand, hitting organisations of all sizes across various sectors, raising concerns about data security.
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Privacy Commissioner issues compliance notice to Reserve Bank following 2020 cyber attack
Wed, 15th Sep 2021
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Privacy Commissioner issues compliance notice to Reserve Bank of New Zealand for breaching Privacy Act after cyber attack on third-party file sharing service.
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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards tipped for top role as UK Information Commissioner
Fri, 27th Aug 2021
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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards named preferred candidate for UK Information Commissioner, pending UK Parliament's decision.
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Waikato DHB won't face fines for data breach, but may face liability - Privacy Commissioner
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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Waikato District Health Board will face liability if harm is caused by patient data leaked in ransomware attack, says Privacy Commissioner.
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First AML awarded Privacy Trust Mark
Fri, 22nd Jan 2021
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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has awarded First AML a Privacy Trust Mark for its anti-money laundering platform.
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SecOps opens new Cyber Defence Operations Centre in Auckland
Thu, 17th Sep 2020
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SecOps opens new Cyber Defence Operations Centre in Auckland's Parnell, with Privacy Commissioner officially opening the facility.
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Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Tue, 30th Jun 2020
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Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
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Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
Mon, 16th Mar 2020
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New Zealand businesses must prepare for new regulations around mandatory breach legislation, warns the Privacy Bill.
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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards speaks at TechFest 2020
Tue, 3rd Mar 2020
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Edwards has a clear message: If New Zealand businesses undermine the issue of privacy, they will ruin their business.