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NZ Privacy Commissioner announces successful research applicants

20 Jan 2016


Privacy Commissioner John Edwards recently announced grants for four independent privacy research projects in the inaugural funding round for the Privacy Good Research Fund.

Commissioner Edwards launched the Privacy Good Research Fund in June 2015 and made $75,000 available to support privacy research. The objective of the fund is to stimulate privacy-related research, public education or awareness raising initiatives. Applications that might assist with ‘making privacy easy’ for agencies or individuals or contribute to ‘Better Public Services’ were especially encouraged.

In a release by the Commissioner’s office, Edwards said, “I was impressed by the quality of the research proposals and am pleased that the Privacy Good Research Fund will enable several academic and not-for-profit projects to go ahead.”

A copy of the Commissioner’s media release, including a list of the successful projects can be accessed by clicking here.

More information about the Privacy Good Research Fund is available by clicking here.