Following the publishing of an article on The Spinoff written by Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, Sean Plunket invited our spokeswoman Ani O'Brien onto Magic Talk to discuss whether this was an appropriate use of power.

  1. The Privacy Commissioner is not a public servant. He is an independent commissioner charged with intervening and commenting on privacy issues – precisely what he did in his article.

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  2. “The Privacy Commissioner is not a public servant. He is an independent commissioner charged with intervening and commenting on privacy issues – precisely what he did in his article.”

    Regardless, he’s damaged his integrity and how people view his ability to do his job. As in the example Sean gave during the interview, if a group like SUFW needed to use the services of the Privacy Commissioner for any reason, a breach by a political opponent being the hypothetical example Sean suggested, it’s quite obvious based on the article the Privacy Commissioner wrote for the Spinoff that he could not be trusted to treat the situation with impartiality.

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  3. Once again a man using his position to push his own agenda and put women back in their place. Same old story.

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