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Forums and seminars

Blockchain’s Promise for Privacy by Associate Professor Alex Sims, Department of Commercial Law, University of Auckland will present as part of the Talking about Privacy in Auckland series at the Ellen Melville Centre – Pioneer Women’s Hall, Freyberg Place, Auckland on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 12:30 – 1:30pm.

A full description of the event is available here.      Register here to attend.

Talking About Privacy in Auckland is a coordinated project of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Privacy Foundation NZ, iappANZ and Auckland Council.

This occasional series of free public talks will cover all sorts of topics touching on privacy in today’s digital age. We’ll explore the impacts of new technology, be updated on legal cases and reform of our 25 year old Privacy Act, uncover lessons from research, learn about privacy rights and how to exercise control over your personal information, listen to how businesses are protecting or risking personal information and anything else affecting individuals.

The four partner organisations are coordinating their efforts to make this diverse programme of presentations freely available to the Auckland public. Each talk will be presented on behalf of one of the partner organisations.

Orwell’s 1984: A book, a film, a play… and now a reality?

This free panel discussion coincides with the Auckland Arts Festival and Auckland Theatre Company season of a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s cautionary classic 1984. Is there more to say about this dystopian touchstone of privacy, surveillance and identity, 70 years since the book hit the shelves?

Chairing an informed and provocative panel is the author of the New Zealand Civil Rights Handbook, Tim McBride. The other speakers include one of the play’s leading performers, Terence Crawford, well-known blogger and media commentator, Russell Brown, and New Zealand’s Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn.

This PrivacyLive lunchtime event is brought to you by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Auckland Arts Festival. It is on 14 March at 12.30-1.30pm in the Ellen Melville Pioneer Women’s Hall, Freyberg Place, Auckland. More information is available here. Register here to attend.

Learning from cyberattacks without compromising privacy

Register now to hear how CERT NZ uses its data about cyberattacks to inform New Zealand organisations how to prepare against current and future attacks. CERT NZ does this without compromising information about the organisations and individuals which report cyber threats.

This PrivacyLive lunchtime presentation is by CERT NZ’s Manager of Engagement and Communications, Kate Wellington. It is free to attend and will take place at 12.30pm on 19 March 2018 at the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout St, Wellington. A full description can be found here. How to RSVP to attend can be found here.