Smokescreen or the real deal: Website privacy notices of companies listed in New Zealand

Show simple item record Gunasekara, Gehan en Xharra, N en 2016-09-28T04:04:04Z en 2014-12 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 2014, 20 (4), pp. 260 - 288 en
dc.identifier.issn 1173-311X en
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dc.description.abstract This article examines the website privacy notices of listed companies in New Zealand, comparing them with overseas companies listed in New Zealand and with a snapshot of United States companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The privacy notices are assessed for legal compliance and best practice against several criteria including accessibility, readability, compliance when providing online services, procedures for privacy breaches, transparency in relation to government requests for personal information and independent privacy assurance. The research finds areas of deficiency (especially in relation to compliance of New Zealand companies doing business in Australia with the requirements of the new Australian Privacy Principles) and makes recommendations as to how both legal compliance and best practice might be achieved through appropriately constructed privacy notices. The paper finds the performance of New Zealand companies lags behind that of their overseas counterparts and this is likely to put them at a competitive disadvantage through customers’ reluctance to share their personal information. en
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dc.publisher Thomson Reuters en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Business Law Quarterly en
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dc.title Smokescreen or the real deal: Website privacy notices of companies listed in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 260 en
pubs.volume 20 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Thomson Reuters en en
pubs.end-page 288 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 510432 en Business and Economics en Commercial Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-12-02 en

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