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A crackdown on all your houses: no blind eye to poor privacy practices

Michael Andrew
Thu, 02 Dec 2021

A crackdown on all your houses: no blind eye to poor privacy practices
Privacy commissioner John Edwards. (Image: supplied)
Michael Andrew
Thu, 02 Dec 2021
With cyber security threats and vaccine data disputes dominating the first year of the new privacy act, organisations should expect to see more scrutiny of their compliance with privacy laws in 2022, legal experts say.One of the biggest implications of the new privacy act, which replaced the old act a year ago, is the powers granted to the privacy commissioner to issue compliance notices.The first notice has already been issued to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a result of a cyber-attack in 2020, and Simpson Grierson senior associate Michel...

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Vocus-2degrees merger makes sense – can they make it work?
Peter Griffin | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

The question isn’t whether 2degrees and Vocus should come together. It’s how will this newly merged player give us the third strong market player we’ve long needed.

Primary Sector
Fonterra wants new capital structure in place by June
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

Talks are underway between the government and Fonterra to hammer out the final details of the capital structure reform. 

Markets market close
NZ shares routed as ANZ forecasts OCR to hit 3%
Dan Brunskill | Wed, 19 Jan 2022

Just seven of the top 50 stocks gained today as traders and economists predict central banks will have to make radical moves to slay the "inflation dragon". 

How to pick the perfect real estate investment now

Now is a good time to get on the property investment ladder - here is how to get there.

Green energy for green farms and green trucks

Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Hiringa Energy are preparing to make green hydrogen to power trucks and produce sustainable farm fertiliser.