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Forums and seminars

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness and to inform people of their rights under the Privacy Act. It is also to help educate businesses, organisations and agencies of their responsibilities and obligations with personal information.

For Privacy Week, our office will be joining with the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities network in marking the theme Privacy: From principles to practice.

Privacy Week in New Zealand was from 7-11 May 2018.

The highlight of Privacy Week was the 2018 Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington on Wednesday 9 May. The 2018 Privacy Forum was a day of privacy-related discussion with many of the leading privacy exponents in New Zealand. Find out more about the 2018 Privacy Forum here. A finalised programme is available here.

If you missed out on attending, we are planning on making video of each session available on our YouTube channel after the Forum is over.

Our office promoted a number of activities and resources during Privacy Week. These included:

View our speakers' powerpoint presentations.

Keep an eye on this page for other 2018 Privacy Week events. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter for regular Privacy Week updates. Also, follow us on Twitter and Facebook during Privacy Week! 

Privacy Week in your organisation

A privacy-savvy workplace can help prevent data breaches and build trust and confidence with your public.

Tell us what you're doing for Privacy Week. Make up a privacy quiz in your workplace or get everyone to do our online privacy training modules.

For more information about Privacy Week, stay in touch with us for regular updates on what we have planned.