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Viewing entries posted in November 2015

My work experience experience Jacob Spillane
26 November 2015

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When I first was tasked with finding a place in order to complete my work experience, I immediately knew I wanted to do something with law and its practical application. However, Palmerston North only really had the city council building and a few law firms and that didn’t seem to quite fulfil what I wanted out of my 2 days of work experience.

Panic in Privacy City Tim Henwood
26 November 2015


Some of you will be familiar with Gartner’s ‘hype cycle’. The hype cycle concept is the idea that each promising new technology goes through a similar set of phases before it is widely adopted. It often starts with a hiss and a roar, scales the peak of inflated expectations, drops down into the trough of disillusionment, claws its way up the slope of enlightenment until it finally reaches the plateau of productivity.

‘Absolute discretion’ in immigration law Stephanie Lewis
19 November 2015


If a government agency makes a decision that affects your future, you might well want to find out the reasons for that decision. But the law will not necessarily give you that option.

Remaining principled in a time of national emergency Blair Stewart
18 November 2015


Recent attacks in Beirut and Paris have highlighted that governments have to deal swiftly with emergencies – whether deliberately caused or naturally occurring – and have in place statutory powers to restore security and public confidence.

Help! I’ve just hit Send and realised my error! JLB
13 November 2015


Have you ever hit Send in your email program and have a heart sickening, uh-oh moment? Did you address the email correctly or attached the right document?

TPP text on protecting personal information Blair Stewart
10 November 2015


As reported in last month’s blog, after five years work, government ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries announced the conclusion of their TPP trade negotiations. The result of the talks is a free trade agreement that seeks to liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries.

Privacy in recruitment JLB
3 November 2015


So you are hiring. What do you need to do to meet your privacy obligations? Here’s an easy checklist of do’s and don’ts. They all relate back to the 12 privacy principles that guide the collection, use, storage and disposal of personal information.