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GPEN Finds Many Websites Do Not Post Policies

ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

August 15, 2013

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has expressed disappointment in the wake of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network's Internet Privacy Sweep, which found nearly one-third of New Zealand websites “did not set out their organisation's privacy policy,” Stuff.co.nz reports. Shroff also noted that of the 393 New Zealand websites surveyed, those that did display privacy policies focused on meeting their legal obligations “and not on providing information about consumer rights,” the report states. “Websites and apps that collect people's personal information could do much better in telling people that they are doing it, why they are doing it and how securely the information will be held,” Shroff said.
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