2014-15 Annual Report now available

October 19, 2015 - 2:55pm

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 30 September


Move over Netflix, the Solomon Lecture has been released…

October 19, 2015 - 2:43pm

Did you miss the Solomon Lecture? Or would you like to see it again? If so, we have good news for you – it is now available online.


Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

September 30, 2015 - 9:15am

If your agency has not been a party to a privacy complaint made to our Office, you might not be familiar with how we deal with a privacy complaint.

We don’t use weapons such as fear, surprise or ruthless efficiency to deal with a privacy complaint. Nor will we interrogate you.


It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done

September 29, 2015 - 3:12pm

We recently updated our resource on what complainants can expect when they bring a privacy complaint to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

While we would never claim our writing to be as good as Terry Pratchett’s (and a nod to those of you who recognised the title of this news item as a quote from his novel ‘A Hat Full of Sky’), our information sheet avoids technical terminology, and answers such frequently asked questions as how long will it take to find out if a complaint is accepted, how mediation is conducted and what outcomes might be achieved through mediation.


What do you like to collect?

September 28, 2015 - 3:47pm

Some people love to collect things.  The scope of collecting is unlimited – if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them.  It might be your collection of shoes, retro kitchenware, games, art or toys that you are proud of.  The Lego collection shown below may possibly belong to someone in our privacy team.