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Unauthorised Access to Telecom Customer Details

The unauthorised use of Telecom customer details is being investigated by the Privacy Commissioner’s Office. “We are talking to Telecom about how their customer data came into the hands of a competitor’s marketing contractor” said Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Katrine Evans.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

January 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 am

Regions & Categories: Business,Government,New Zealand,Privacy

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Google wi-fi Information Collection

Privacy Commissioner has expressed concern over reports that Google has collected wi-fi information during its Street View operation without clearly informing the public.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

June 17th, 2010 at 8:53 am

Regions & Categories: Internet,New Zealand,Privacy

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Google NZ Data Collection Update

The Privacy Commissioner has agreed to formally refer the matter of Google collection of data from wi-fi networks in New Zealand to the NZ Police.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

June 17th, 2010 at 8:38 am

Protecting Young People on the Internet

Hector’s World website has been launched as a resource to protect young people on the internet.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

June 7th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Facebook and Privacy Settings

The Privacy Commissioner comments on Facebook’s privacy settings.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

May 25th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Regions & Categories: Internet,New Zealand,Privacy

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Google Buzz Privacy Issues

Google Buzz involved the release of personal information. A joint letter from a group of international data protection and privacy regulators, including New Zealand Privacy Commission has been sent to Google.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

April 24th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Social Networking Sites Used for Identity Theft

A huge increase in social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter being used for identity theft has been reported.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

March 5th, 2010 at 10:55 am

Regions & Categories: Internet,New Zealand,Privacy