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Privacy Week 2014

tablet guard dog 3 resized 2The Privacy Forum in Wellington on Wednesday 7 May will be the main event for Privacy Week 2014. There is a full programme of speakers who will discuss information sharing and data privacy, social networking and online behaviour, and managing information security and privacy. There will also be a session on security, surveillance and society. Find out more here.

That's not team spirit

Aimed at young Indigenous Australians, 'That's Not Team Spirit' is designed to help users understand how online actions can have real life consequences. It was made by Cybersmart, an Australian cybersafety education programme.

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Information security: what does 'reasonable' look like? - Privacy Week presentations by David Shaw of Symantec in Wellington and Auckland.

Owls to make children wise about online privacy

A resource to help teachers teach internet privacy to primary students, OWLS is a project by the Privacy Commissioner and NetSafe, in partnership with the NZ National Commission for UNESCO. The launch at Tawa School in Wellington was recorded by students from Whitireia Journalism School.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a United States law that takes effect for New Zealand tax purposes on 1 July 2014.

Private Word Issue 88, April 2014

Privacy Week Forum; other Privacy Week events; T&P Forum with Symantec info-security expert; our data safety toolkit is coming!; Privacy Week in your workplace

Codes consultation - Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code 1998

Proposed amendment to Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code 1998 Amendment No. 3 2014. This code is to amend the definition of "offence". Submissions close on 16 May 2014.

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