Make a submission on the Privacy Bill

There are many people who are amazed at all the controversy surrounding privacy at the moment. The European Union, Facebook, Google and Cambridge Analytica are in the news almost constantly and many people just don’t seem to care or refuse to consider how it effects them, especially in New Zealand. It might just be an […]

Does Trade Me deserve the Privacy Trust Mark?

At the beginning of 2018 in New Zealand there was a competition to design the Privacy Trust Mark for the Privacy Commission. This trust mark was to be used online to highlight excellent privacy practice in a product or service The winner was a graphic design artist from Christchurch and the final design is very […]

Freedom of Social and Political Activities

The effect of online tracking largely results in a chilling effect on peoples behavior in social and political activities. A brief search of a persons Facebook can cause an obvious and marked change as to how that person is viewed as an employee. But so can signing up to, or visiting, a website. The New […]

Data privacy allows for freedom of thought and speech

In much of the world world it is assumed that people should have some freedom of thought and speech. In New Zealand these are expressed in section thirteen and fourteen of the Bill of Rights Act 1990. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, including the right to adopt and […]

Trust

Trust is an integral part of our lives. When meeting somebody new, going to a website or dealing with a government agency there is a level of trust involved. It isn’t expected that a person has extra information about the relationship through cyber-stalking, that the website is using tracking technology to see what sites you […]

Reputation management

Reputations are very important to people and this holds true on the Internet. The problem with an on-line reputation is that it can’t be seen but can still be acted on. A person might never realise that it is why they didn’t get a loan, or be admitted to a school. Worse, a person might […]