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Importance of terms and conditions in information sharing

A man complained that his new Automobile Association (AA) card was configured so that it would share his personal information with a supermarket chain. He had been informed in a letter from AA about the new relationship between the two organisations. Members using their AA card at the supermarket chain would be entitled to discounts on fuel.

Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Case note 284190 [2017] NZPriv Cmr 11: Man complains about Automobile Association card information sharing

Ex-employee denied access to his 12,000 work emails

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner decided that work emails belong to employer, though at the same time acknowledging that emails generated in a work capacity did meet the test of being ‘personal information’. Employee may request specific emails that are private, but not all emails created during employment.

Source: Academic denied request for 12,000 work emails (Case Note 287145) [2017] NZPrivCmr 12 (13 December 2017)

2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

Source: 2018 global legislative predictions

New Zealand’s DPA issues guidance on security cameras and drones

As the festive and holiday season fast approaches, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced a new guidance resource about security cameras and drones for home owners, recreational drone users and retailers.

Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Pointers for security cameras and drones

New Zealand’s proposed privacy trust mark may provide organisations “competitive advantage”

On 5 July 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand (‘OPCNZ’) launched a survey on the creation of a privacy trust mark system to be administered by the OPCNZ. The Survey is part of its vision to help consumers gain trust and confidence that their personal information will be safeguarded and make it easier for them to choose privacy-friendly goods and services. In this respect, the proposed Privacy Tick trust mark is intended to endorse products and services which are ‘designed with privacy in mind.’

Source: New Zealand: OPCNZ’s proposed privacy trust mark may provide organisations “competitive advantage” – DataGuidance