Privacy NZ - Introducing privacy

Privacy NZ - Introducing privacy

Module 1 of the course "Privacy NZ".

GRC Solutions
Updated Aug 31, 2020

This course provides training on dealing with personal information under the latest New Zealand Privacy law.

Privacy is one of the biggest issues a business faces; it affects them when dealing with customers, suppliers and staff. Businesses need to ensure their staff understand what is required of them when dealing with individuals’ personal information. To ensure there are no flaws in your system, it is imperative that each and every employee understands what they can and cannot do with personal information.

In this course you and your Staff will learn all about the Information Privacy Principles. Learn what personal information is and how and when to handle, collect, retain and disclose it. Find out how to prevent a privacy or data breach from occurring and how to manage the incident if an event occurs.

Even if your business has no physical presence in New Zealand, the local privacy laws may still apply. Find out the process and regulations for managing crossborder data flows.

Scenario: Meredith is a sales representative at BargaiNZ, a national department store chain.

A customer, Roberta, has bought a stereo. Meredith offers to register Roberta’s details for the stereo warranty with the store, in case Roberta loses her receipt. Roberta seems reluctant.

Roberta: “I just think the fewer people who have my information, the better. If I give my details to an entity and they misuse it, or it gets stolen, there’s nothing I can do about it personally. Then my info is just out there and there’s nothing I can do.”

If Roberta did give BargaiNZ her details and BargaiNZ breached privacy law with them, what could Roberta do?

Who should do this training?

The training is suitable for staff at any level of an organisation that collects, holds or uses personal information and does business in New Zealand.

It is designed to cater for a diverse audience and all levels of staff, addressing the legal content in plain language.