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Cloud
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
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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Data breach
Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
“Privacy is about being transparent and clear with customers and protecting their personal information. It’s about telling people what you’re collecting and what you’re going to do with it."
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Data Protection
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards speaks at TechFest 2020
Edwards has a clear message: If New Zealand businesses undermine the issue of privacy, they will ruin their business.
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Compliance
Interview: Businesses must prepare for privacy regulation update
Privacy regulation in New Zealand is taking its cues from regulation in other jurisdictions - in particular the GDPR.
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NZ Government
Privacy Bill may limit breach fines to $10,000
The Privacy Commissioner was seeking maximum breach fines of up to $1 million against body corporates.
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Cybersecurity
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
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Cloud
InternetNZ says the Privacy Bill is a good start, but New Zealand can do better
"Privacy is an essential human right and the online world has brought many changes and challenges to how privacy works in the Internet age."
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Email Security
Cyber attackers still using oldest tricks in the book - yet they're still so good at hiding
Attackers are swift to ramp up the volume of attempts to break through defences once they find an effective technique.
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Data Protection
2018 a 'defining year for privacy', says NZ law firm
“The rise in use of ‘big data’ technologies will continue to present both opportunities and challenges for business and in government in 2018."
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Data Protection
Parliament supports NZ's Privacy Bill during first reading
New Zealand’s proposed Privacy Bill is going through the first round of debates in Parliament this week, with the support of all sitting MPs.
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GDPR
Interview: IBM New Zealand's John Martin talks GDPR, NZ's Privacy Act, and Australia's NDB laws
“Find out where the data is, what controls you have and what risks you have. There are going to be a few surprises.”
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NZ Government
New Zealand's Privacy Bill to get first reading in Parliament
New Zealand’s updated Privacy Bill is about to begin its first reading in Parliament with Andrew Little as the MP in charge.