“Kiwis are being urged to voice their worries over how personal information should be shared” through the New Zealand Data Futures Forum, set up by the Ministries of Finance and Statistics to gather “views, concerns and ideas for the potential sharing of big data held by public and private sector organisations,” The New Zealand Herald reports. Prof. Miriam Lips, a member of the Data Futures Forum, said, “Kiwis find their privacy of huge importance, so privacy needs to be at the heart of our future digital society.” Noting research indicates New Zealanders trust government, banks and health institutions, “at the same time, we do not exactly know who has access to personal information, how it is processed, where it is stored ... we don't really understand what is happening to it.”
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