The Privacy Commission in New Zealand has voiced concern over the sex questions being asked by insurance companies. The Weekend Herald reported on Saturday that people worried about questions, such as whether they had sex with prostitutes, could take their concerns before the commission.
BNZ Bank and AMP Insurance are the companies in question. AMP chief underwriter Geoff Dyer said that the issue was to see if people were aware of the risk of HIV and AIDS.
Investment Savings and Insurance Association chief executive Vance Arkinstall said that such questions would help companies assess the risk of the people they insure.