Clio Francis and Shane Cowlishaw report:
A New Zealand Post survey that collected personal data to rent out to marketing companies has been damned as a “systematic, large-scale breach” of privacy principles.
The criticisms are made in two reports carried out for Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff after concerned members of the public contacted her about the 2009 survey. The reports are to be published this week – just as this year’s NZ Post survey starts arriving in 800,000 letterboxes and 125,000 email inboxes.
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