Privacy and the Workplace NZ
Privacy and the Workplace has been developed to provide the learner with an understanding of the right to privacy and how personal information must be protected in the workplace.
Privacy is a human right set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Privacy is a person's right to protect their personal information. The Privacy Act controls how 'agencies' collect, hold, use and give access to personal information. Under the Act, most New Zealand employers are 'agencies'. Organisations have a responsibility to protect personal information. This means doing everything reasonable to stop the loss, access, use, disclosure or other misuse of information. Organisations should take reasonable safeguards to protect personal information relating to storing information, sending information and destroying information.
This course provides an understanding of:
- the right to privacy and why it requires protection
- what personal information is
- how privacy is protected in New Zealand and how organisations can use personal information, and
- what you can do to help protect your own – and other people’s – privacy.
The course has been designed to provide training for all staff in all New Zealand organisations.