Recent years have seen big changes in privacy legislation in many countries. The differences in privacy laws of countries or regions can make this a tricky realm to navigate. Having respect for people’s privacy rights as a guiding principle — a north star if you will — will go a long way towards helping you navigate the choppy oceans of privacy compliance.
When we interact and transact with our customers, we often ask them to tell us about themselves. Registration forms, surveys, transaction histories — these are all ways of gathering information. When we collect and store personal information about our customers, we need to be mindful of privacy.
We believe in cyber security for everyone, and a big part of reaching more organisations is working together with our partners. Over the last few months, we’ve formed partnerships with a bunch of great organisations across New Zealand and Australia, and we’re delighted to introduce them to you.
Almost without realising it, we make many daily decisions about sharing our personal information with organisations and individuals as we navigate our worlds.
We’re proud to release the first course in our Privacy Awareness for Australia programme this month: Introduction to Privacy. We’ve worked with a team of experts at Simply Privacy to distil some of the most important concepts about privacy and why it matters.
Did you know New Zealand hasn’t changed its Privacy Act since 1993?
Considering how much our world — and the ways we need to think about privacy and sharing our personal information — has changed since then, it’s pretty exciting that the Privacy Act 2020 is about to come into effect.
Back in 1993 personal computers were still novel, and the Eternal September of the internet was just beginning. In New Zealand, the Privacy Act 1993 anticipated as best it could a future where the free flow of information made individual privacy hard to protect.
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