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A stellar week for privacy research Blair Stewart
25 October 2016

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If you’re interested in privacy research, you might want to be in Auckland during the week of 12-16 December. So much is going on that the Privacy Commissioner has named it Privacy Research Week.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the principal events:

Mon 12 December

Tues 13 December

Wed 14 December

Thurs 15 December

Friday 16 December

PST2016

(Industry Summit Day One)

PST2016

(Day Two)

PST2016

(Day Three)

Privacy Research Symposium

Privacy & Sexuality in Aged Care forum

 

APSN Conference

APSN Conference

   

PST2016 is the Privacy Security & Trust 14th Annual Conference.

APSN is the 5th International Asian Privacy Scholars Conference.

In addition, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), with sponsorship from University of Auckland Business School, is hosting the Privacy Research Symposium.

The OPC, in conjunction with Auckland Healthcare, Commission for Financial Capability and Claro Law, is also presenting the Privacy & Sexuality in Aged Care Forum.

A random selection of the overseas talent flying in for one or more of the events includes:

  • Dr Ali Miri,  Professor at the School of Computer Science and Research Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University, Toronto speaking on Privacy and Data Analytics and the Digital Transformation Minefield at PST2016.
  • Dr Hong Xue, Director of Beijing Normal University Institute for Internet Policy & Law, China speaking on From Fragmentation to Coherence: Privacy and Personal Data Protection in the Draft Bill of Electronic Commerce Law of the People's Republic of China at APSN.
  • Professor V.C. Vivekanandan, MHRD IP Chair Professor & Director of Institute of Global Internet Governance & Advocacy- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India, on AADHAAR in new AVATAR – Privacy vs Welfare Trajectory at APSN.
  • Associate Professor Michael Jackson, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, speaking on Search and Seizure of Cell Phones: Constraining Law Enforcement Powers at APSN.
  • Hon Michael Kirby, AC, CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will deliver a keynote speech at APSN.
  • Professor Lee A. Bygrave, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo speaking on Minding the Machine v 2.0 at APSN.
  • The multi-talented Alison Rahn (a practicing sex therapist based in Australia with 20 years’ experience as an architect) is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of New England and will be speaking on Sexuality and Privacy in Aged Care at the Privacy Research Symposium.

This is only a selection of the many overseas speakers and there is, as well, a wide depth of talent from the many researchers from throughout New Zealand speaking at the events.

Further information is available in our earlier blog post and on each event’s website. Please note that the capacity of all our Privacy Research Week events is limited, so book your place early.

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