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Commission Concerned about Insurance Form Questions

PERSONAL PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

April 8, 2010

New Zealand's Privacy Commission has voiced concern about questions insurance companies are asking their customers, MedIndia reports. BNZ Bank and AMP Insurance companies have reportedly asked customers questions of a sexual nature. An AMP spokesman said the questions help the company gauge awareness of risks of HIV and AIDS. An Investment Savings and Insurance Association executive said those types of questions help companies assess the risk of the people they insure, the report states. Those concerned about the questions are told to alert the commission.
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