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Viewing entries tagged with 'Privacy Week'

Working with Industry 1: How Uber is driving privacy initiatives Richard Menzies
7 May 2018


This guest post was contributed by Richard Menzies, General Manager, Uber NZ, to mark Privacy Week. It is the first in our Working with Industry series of guest posts. The Working with Industry series do not necessarily reflect the views of our office and are published to inform and stimulate debate on topical privacy issues and developments.

Rush is on for more privacy intrusive laws - UN investigator Charles Mabbett
31 March 2016

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Around the world, governments are rushing through legislation in an effort to legitimise the use of privacy-intrusive measures by security and intelligence services, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in his March report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR).

UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy Week John Edwards
9 February 2016

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I’m looking forward to the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy during Privacy Week in May this year. Professor Joseph Cannataci is the world’s first privacy investigator at this international level, appointed by the United Nations to the new position just last year. He will speak at our Privacy Forums in Wellington on 11 May and in Auckland on 12 May.

There and back again in Privacy Week John Edwards
14 May 2015


I’ve been offshore recently attending a series of privacy-related engagements. While it was disappointing to miss Privacy Week, these were commitments made to international counterparts in Europe and Singapore who also largely funded my travel.

Guest post: Taking personal information seriously Russell Burnard - Government Chief Privacy Officer
20 April 2015

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Every day New Zealanders hand over their personal information to government departments in exchange for a range of services, from benefits to drivers’ licences. From the citizen’s perspective, these transactions are based on trust that their information will be handled safely and securely.

Return of the Identity Conference Charles Mabbett
17 November 2014

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It is exciting for us to be able to finally be able to tell everyone the Identity Conference is returning. The two day event will run two weeks after Privacy Week in May 2015. It will be the third time the Identity Conference has been run.

First 100 days John Edwards
26 May 2014

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As far as arbitrary periods of time for measuring progress go, 100 days is pretty neat. That’s about how long I’ve been Privacy Commissioner.