Submitted by Stuart Moriarty... on Thu, 10/04/2014 - 9:36pm
Lie detector tests for job applicants
Polygraph, or lie detector, tests are now being offered to New Zealand companies and recruitment agencies for use in pre-employment checks. The test is part of a growing industry in background checking of new staff. But critics claim the data collection is excessive and take advantage of desperate job seekers.
Submitted by Marion Sanson on Sun, 23/03/2014 - 7:41pm
In relation to the Immigration Amendment Bill (No. 2), NZCCL is concerned at aspects that impinge on rights and protections contained in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (“BoRA”) and the Privacy Act 1993. NZCCL welcomes the opportunity to discuss these with the Committee.
The aspects of the Immigration Amendment Bill that the Council has concerns about are:
the failure to confirm that Privacy Principle 6 (PP6) does apply to personal information that will be relied on in making absolute discretion decisions on the grant of visas under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009 (the Immigration Act);
changes to the search regime that allow for search of a dwellinghouse without a warrant;
power to use force to collect biometric data from an individual.