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Commissioner, Students Launch Educational Kit

DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND

September 2, 2010

In conjunction with a group of secondary students, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has produced an educational kit about privacy for students. The kit, launched Tuesday at Mana College Porirua, emphasizes awareness, consent and appropriate use of information. Shroff said that after spending time with the children, who spend much of their time on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, it was clear that they do care about privacy. "We were also aware that there wasn't a lot available for young people to help them protect and control their digital identities," Shroff said. "Who better to give privacy messages to young people than young people themselves?"
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