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Complaints Continue Over Post Survey

PERSONAL PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

July 1, 2011

South Auckland MP Su'a William Sio is reminding residents that they don't have to fill out New Zealand Post's Lifestyle survey, which has recently been the subject of controversy and an investigation by Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, as the personal information collected may be shared with marketers. "I do not like my personal information being sold off to commercial interests so that they, in return, target me with their advertising or--if sold off to unscrupulous operators--target our community with scams," Sio said. A spokesman for the New Zealand Post says the survey contains the word "voluntary" 11 times, Stuff.co.nz reports. 

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