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Viewing entries tagged with 'data protection'

EU Safe Harbour decision could impact on NZ Charles Mabbett
7 October 2015

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The impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks on US government internet surveillance has claimed another casualty - the ‘Safe Harbour’ provisions that legitimise a significant volume of European Union personal data transferred to the United States for processing.

TPP and electronic commerce Blair Stewart
6 October 2015


After five years of negotiations, government ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries - New Zealand and  Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam - announced their conclusions this week.

The data breach that just gets worse and worse Tim Henwood
25 September 2015


Did you think Ashley Madison was a big deal? Most of us know the story - a group of people who were looking online for affairs got outed because hackers took the database and dumped it online for everyone to see.

Customs, passwords and smartphones (oh my!) Tim Henwood
14 July 2015


There’s been a bit of murmuring on Twitter over the past couple of days because of this news story:

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.

Getting to know Asia’s data privacy laws Blair Stewart
13 March 2015

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In our inter-connected world, legal advisers to businesses that operate online are increasingly expected to know or be able to find out something about other countries’ privacy laws. Asia is one of the world’s most significant economic regions and it is important to understand how the data protection and privacy environments of Asian countries work.

ANZ’s practical guide to protecting privacy Colin Trotter
16 December 2014

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ANZ’s privacy and data protection manager Hannah Johnston was a recent guest speaker at our last Technology and Privacy Forum for 2014 and she gave a comprehensive overview about what the bank – New Zealand’s third largest employer after its merger with the National Bank – was doing to protect customer privacy.

Privacy diplomacy (not football) in Colombia Blair Stewart
7 July 2014


I was honoured recently to speak at the 2nd Latin American International Data Protection Congress in Pereira, Colombia. Pereira is at the heart of Colombia’s famous coffee growing district and, like the rest of the country, is now a safe place to visit. Attendance was feasible as I was already booked to be in California at my own expense and the conference organisers met the additional costs to travel 5,500 km further south.