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OMG!!!!! Privacy breach!!!!!

Stuff reports “A North Island school’s payroll officer was “shocked” to open pay details on Thursday morning and discover information for staff members she didn’t know from a school she hadn’t heard of.“ Further… “Education Payroll Limited chief operating officer Duncan Boennic confirmed the … Continue reading

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Priv-o-matic … quite a cool site

Have a look at the priv-o-matic website. You can create a privacy statement in a few minutes for a small-medium business. I plan to use it when teaching Year 12 students about information management as pertains to school systems and … Continue reading

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Youi – breach of Privacy?

Quite a disconnect between Youi Privacy statement and the use of my cell phone  number to send Armstrong sales spam. Just because I signed up for a quote from Youi last March (which I did not complete) does not mean … Continue reading

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Miss Unique ID

Email conversation with student last weekend… Me: quoting the Privacy Act Principle 12 Unique identifiers – such as IRD numbers, bank customer numbers, driver/s licence and passport numbers – must not be assigned to individuals unless this is necessary for the … Continue reading

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Miss Privacy

We had a visiting delegation from Bangladesh looking through our classrooms recently. One noticeable feature was the group was the sheer number of devices being used to take pictures and videos of themselves, teachers and students. As they were leaving … Continue reading

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The Privacy Protector

I take student privacy seriously. Hence I created “The Privacy Protector”. Now students can sign their agreed grade without seeing what others have got. See Point 2 of prior post on taking student privacy seriously. Is there a market for … Continue reading

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Student Privacy – Office of the Privacy Commissioner view

In a recent post I outlined my concerns about aspects of student privacy. https://edwinbruce.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/how-seriously-do-we-treat-students-privacy/ I followed up with an email to the Privacy Commissioner. Their reply is outlined below and includes a link to their publication outlining schools obligations under the Privacy … Continue reading

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