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Completed
May 2016
The Privacy Concerns and Sharing Data survey was commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and conducted by UMR Research from 30 March to 18 April 2016. The margin of error for a 50 percent figure at the 95 percent confidence level for a sample of n=1000 is approximately ±3.1 percent.
Completed
Mar 2014
The Individual Privacy & Personal Information poll was a telephone survey by UMR of 750 New Zealanders 18 years of age and older, conducted from 22 to 27 March 2014.  
Completed
Apr 2012
The poll was a telephone survey by UMR of 750 New Zealanders 18 years of age and older, conducted from 22 to 27 March 2012.  
Completed
May 2011
Results in this survey showed that a large number of respondents that send information overseas do not check the overseas organisations' use and management of the information. The issue of ‘cloud computing' clearly has major benefits for businesses and government agencies but it also carries some risks. This survey has found that both the private and public sectors need guidance in this...
Completed
May 2010
Government agencies have generally improved security around 'portable storage devices' (PSDs) such as USB memory sticks - but there are still some key agencies that have less than desirable controls, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says. A recent survey by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of 42 main government agencies found an estimated 120 organisation-owned PSDs had been lost or...
Completed
Mar 2010
Results in this report are based upon questions asked in the UMR Research nation-wide omnibus survey. This is a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 750 New Zealanders 18 years of age and over.  
Completed
May 2009
Many government departments risk accidentally disclosing sensitive personal information because of poor controls on staff use of 'portable storage devices' (PSDs) such as USB memory sticks, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says. A survey of the 42 main government agencies, undertaken by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner recently, shows PSDs are widely used but that there are real gaps in...
Completed
Jul 2008
Results in this report are based upon questions asked in the UMR Research nation-wide omnibus survey. This is a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 750 New Zealanders 18 years of age and over.  
Completed
Apr 2007
Nearly every New Zealander has a National Health Index ("NHI") number, but only one in three knows that they do. This report has been prepared to provide some background on the National Health Index and its associated unique identifier. Its purpose is to inform and provide context for the Privacy Commissioner's proposed amendments to the Health Information Privacy Code ("HIPC")
Completed
Mar 2006
In September 2005, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner surveyed websites maintained by New Zealand’s largest employers. The survey was a relatively simple counting exercise and no attempt was made to review the content for compliance with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993. We found that just over half displayed a privacy notice.