Commissioner's Report Finds Complaints on the Rise
PRIVACY—NEW ZEALANDDecember 2, 2010
The number of complaints Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff's office received increased by 172 from the previous year. That's according to the office's annual report, released this week, which also found that the main areas of concern were Google's collection of data for Street View and competitions and surveys by New Zealand Post, Stuff.co.nz reports, and that more than 7,000 enquiries were made by the public seeking privacy advice. There continue to be concerns surrounding electronic health records and the collection of health information to be stored in databases in addition to New Zealanders' use of social networking sites. Other challenges to privacy involving government information sharing are being addressed, the report states.