Why does Fencing New Zealand need a privacy officer?

As well as being required by law, having a privacy officer is useful for FeNZ.

Good privacy builds trust with members and other stake holders and enhances FeNZ reputation. The internal privacy adviser who is familiar with the business and privacy law adds value to FeNZ.


The Privacy officer can prevent or fix privacy issues before they become serious problems.

If someone complains that your organisation has breached their privacy, the privacy officer will help resolve things quickly and effectively.

Duties of the Privacy Officer

The Privacy Officer will:

  • be familiar with the privacy principles in the Privacy Act
  • work to make sure FeNZ complies with the Privacy Act
  • deal with any complaints about possible privacy breaches
  • deal with requests for access to personal information, or correction of personal information
  • act as the organisation's liaison with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

They may also:

  • train FeNZ officials and volunteers on privacy matters
  • advise the Board on compliance of privacy matters
  • advice FeNZ on improving privacy practices

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the important position, please do so via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 July 2021.

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