It’s been a pretty big year for privacy. There have been several high-profile issues where the collection of personal information by government agencies has resulted in public discussion. A key moment was Apple refusing to unlock an iPhone for the FBI, which gave a message to the world that access to user information is not as simple as asking for it.
Closer to home, we haven’t escaped discussion either, with our Transparency Report generating a fair bit of attention. This is something we’re pretty proud of, as we take our members’ privacy extremely seriously.
Seeing as it’s Privacy Awareness Week, we thought it’d be a good time to give you some basic information to help you know more about your privacy rights.
Principle 6 of the Privacy Act gives you the right to access personal information held about you by agencies, including Trade Me. You also have a right to correct that information if it’s inaccurate (a great example is your delivery address – if you move, let us know!).
While you have always been able to request your personal information, we’ve just created a new help page which gives you a list of commonly requested information, and a guide to how you can make a Principle 6 request. Have a look if you’re keen for more info.
Happy Privacy Awareness Week!