HRF’s Tim McBride says privacy rights are not secure here

 Privacy has been much in the news recently. Major public and private sector agencies (ACC; IRD; MSD; the banks) have been found wanting in how they have handled personal information, some of it sensitive, relating to identifiable individuals. Appropriately, the Privacy Commissioner has recently described 2012 as ‘the year of the data breach’.    Media reporting of … Continue reading HRF’s Tim McBride says privacy rights are not secure here

HRF says Defence Force involvement in monitoring a journalist is an abuse of fundamental human rights.

NICKY HAGER The New Zealand military received help from US spy agencies to monitor the phone calls of Kiwi journalist Jon Stephenson and his associates while he was in Afghanistan reporting on the war.Stephenson has described the revelation as a serious violation of his privacy, and the intrusion into New Zealand media freedom has been slammed … Continue reading HRF says Defence Force involvement in monitoring a journalist is an abuse of fundamental human rights.