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Privacy Awareness Week runs from 26 August to 1 September 2007.  In 2007, for the first time, Privacy Awareness Week was conducted in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. 

During Privacy Awareness Week a competition was held for the best written piece on what students chose to write on any aspect of privacy.  The winners of the international privacy competition for secondary school students were announced by the Privacy Commissioners of Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.  New Zealand also awarded prizes for the top three New Zealand essays.

Privacy forum, 28 August 2007: "Privacy and Technology in the 21st Century"

View the programme. 

In Wellington two panel discussions were held at the Forum. Panel 1: Some Current Problems; Panel 2: Working towards Solutions

Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner, gave an address entitled "Privacy pollution".

View other speakers' presentations.

Henry Wolfe: Secondary usage and mobile devices

Nigel Waters: The role of privacy impact assessessments

Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland:  The commercial malware industry

Martin Cocker, Netsafe: The role of Netsafe: equipping people to think about privacy protection

Brett Roberts, Microsoft NZ:  Technology and Privacy 

Philip Greene, School of Law, Victoria University:  Privacy protection

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner also produced "Top 10 Tips".