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

A crackdown on all your houses: no blind eye to poor privacy practices
Privacy commissioner John Edwards. (Image: supplied)
Michael Andrew
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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