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First privacy commissioner, 2001

First privacy commissioner, 2001

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner investigates complaints about breaches of privacy in New Zealand, monitors relevant government legislation and policy, and promotes public understanding of privacy issues. The first privacy commissioner, Bruce Slane, is shown in 2001 with privacy hotline telephone staff Fred Henderson (left) and Terry Debenham (right). In 2011 the privacy commissioner was Marie Shroff.

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Nicola White, 'Freedom of official information - The Official Information Act in operation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2021)

Story by Nicola White, published 20 Jun 2012