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