The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has extended the engagement period for its consultation about children and young people’s privacy project for those using alternate formats to 15 December 2023. The extension is designed to accommodate for the delay in providing the alternate formats.

The Office is currently only wanting to hear the thoughts and feelings of professionals who work with children (teachers, doctors, nurses, etc), and non-governmental organisations who advocate for children and young people. We are looking to hear about what it’s like to use the current privacy rules and regulations in your work, and/or what your concerns are about the current setup.

This will ultimately consider whether the current laws and regulations protecting children’s privacy rights are working, today and in the future. All young people and children can expect that their information (things like their name, address, age, photos, videos, and whakapapa) is respected and looked after.

There are some unique challenges and opportunities that relate to the privacy of children and young people as they interact with health and education services and the online world.

To find out more about the Children and Young People's Privacy project, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Consultation closes 15 December 2023 for those who use alternate formats.