Stories by RNZ
Privacy Commissioner mulls biometrics code of practice
The Privacy Commissioner is looking into whether the use of biometrics needs to be regulated by a new code of practice.
Education report recommends more cybersecurity investment as risk grows
An assessment has found big gaps in schools' cybersecurity and recommends a multi-million-dollar boost to school funding for IT.
Independent review finds systemic racism at InternetNZ following Māori threat video
An independent review has found systemic racism at InternetNZ, which saw it react too slowly to a video that encouraged the slaughter of Māori.
Potential job creation of planned NZ data centres not known
The lead government agency on data centres says it is not doing any work on how many jobs might be created.
Fears tax breaks across Tasman threaten massive growth in NZ gaming industry
The digital games industry has seen record annual growth but fears Australian tax breaks and other industry incentives will draw the industry away.
Foodstuffs trialling an expansion of facial recognition tech to further stores
Foodstuffs has admitted it uses facial recognition in some North Island stores and says it is undertaking a trial of the technology at further stores to test its effectiveness in crime reduction.
Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Archives NZ is making its online search tool available to all users again, after a shutdown caused by restricted record titles mistakenly being made public.
Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others
Pinnacle cyber attack: Beware of suspicious emails, messages and bank activity - Deputy Privacy Commissioner
The Privacy Commission is advising victims of the Pinnacle hack to be wary of any suspicious cellphone communication or bank activity.
Government under pressure to align with EU's data harvesting standards for businesses
New Zealand is under pressure to yield to new European Union demands over how companies harvest people's data.
Patient details could be compromised as large North Island GP network hit by a cyber attack
A large North Island GP network has been hit by a cyber attack, with patient details potentially compromised.
Local edtech companies can gain edge with student data promise - NZ Tech Alliance
Edtech surveillance by multinational tech companies to harvest pupils' personal data is provoking controversy, clampdowns and court cases in the US and Europe.
Ministry will no longer accept equipment from Chinese firm Hikvision
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says it will no longer accept equipment from a major Chinese surveillance camera maker.
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
High demand from electronics makers sparks computer chip shortage
A global shortage of computer chips is likely to persist for another 18 months, according to an Australasian manufacturing business.
GCSB urges key businesses to expect cyber attacks, protect supply chains
The GCSB is urging New Zealand's critical businesses to stay alert in the face of increasing cyber threats, which can put nationally significant infrastructure in danger.
AI company raises $105m to create people for 'digital' workforces
An Auckland based artificial intelligence company Soul Machines has raised $US70 million ($NZ105m) to meet growing demand for "digital people".
Economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent
Whanganui city's economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers.
'Robo-advice' a low-cost option for financial planning
Only two firms offer low-cost computer-generated financial advice, despite it being available for four years.
Virtual reality game Wanderer puts New Zealand developers on world stage
A major console-maker has for the first time released a Kiwi-made virtual reality (VR) game.
NZ tech sector has what it takes to attract international investment - industry boss
The tech sector says it has what it takes to woo international investors, who have come courting.
Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
Review prompts police to halt plans to use facial recognition technology
Police are pressing pause for now on using facial recognition technology to identify people off live camera feeds, but will still use it on stored footage.