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Graduate Enters the ‘Real World’

My name is Camille. I’m 23 years old and I recently graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Information Systems.

I consider myself lucky that I got a ‘job job’ (a word I define as a job in the industry you spend years at university aspiring to get) shortly after university. I consider myself luckier that I got a job at Axenic. Information Security was always an interest of mine at university and I’m happy I chose to pursue it.

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Axenic sponsors Karunai Illam Trust exhibit

Axenic staff Jim Shaw and Jo Coffey support a children’s home in India; Jim giving money, Jo gives time. Recently Jo approached Axenic’s General Manager, Terry Chapman, to support a photographic exhibition at The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae.

So, what is the story of the exhibition and why is Axenic keen to support this?

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Demystifying GDPR myths and grey areas

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the buzz word that is causing media hype and organisations across the globe. You can find myths and misconceptions around GDPR more than you can find factual information. This blog post will address some of the key myths that we have found.

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Privacy by Design

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner recently implemented an incentive called the “Privacy Trust Mark”, which is an accreditation given to organisations/agencies who demonstrate excellent privacy standards for a specific product, service or process. The OPC is assessing the applications based on the 7 principles of ‘Privacy by Design’ that were created by Dr Ann Cavoukian (Information & Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada). This is a brief run through in case you believe your organisation is up for the challenge.

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New Privacy Bill

After 25 years the New Zealand Privacy Act is finally getting an update! It is based on 2011 recommendations from the Law Commission’s review. The new bill has just been released on 20th March and the act will come into force on 1st July 2019.
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