Online marketplace Trade Me released its latest transparency report where it details the requests from police and government entities for information on its members, Stuff reports. In the report, Trade Me states that it received 1,348 inquiries from police in 2018 and 447 from other government departments. James Ryan, Trade Me's head of policy and compliance, said, "We only release information when it's legally requested of us and we're satisfied it's appropriate. If we feel a request is too broad or insufficient, we push back and we did that 22 times last year." Ryan also noted that there has been a surge in customer request for information about privacy. Under principles six and seven of New Zealand’s Privacy Act, individuals can request access to information an agency holds about them.
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