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The Privacy Forum in Wellington on Wednesday 7 May was the main event of Privacy Week 2014.

A full programme of speakers discussed information sharing and data privacy, social networking and online behaviour, and managing information security and privacy. There was also a session on security, surveillance and society.





This year's Privacy Forum speakers were:

Copies of the Privacy Forum presentations will be published here if possible.

  • The opening speech by the Privacy Commissioner John Edwards can be viewed here.
  • The director of the GCSB, Ian Fletcher, has made his Privacy Forum speech available and it can be viewed here.
  • Waikato University's Cyber Security Lab founder, Ryan Ko, has his presentation here.
  • Victoria University's Miriam Lips has her presentation here.
  • Victoria University's Val Hooper has her presentation here.
  • The presentation by Graeme Osborne of the National Health IT Board can be found here.

Q&A with John Edwards: New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner For Privacy Week 2014, Facebook caught up with the Privacy Commissioner John Edwards to learn more about some of the key messages he hopes New Zealanders take away this week and some of his insights from his role as Privacy Commissioner. Read John's answers in the Q&A which is published on Facebook's New Zealand page.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s other events in Privacy Week included the release of our latest survey results on attitudes to privacy, the launch of our online data breach safety toolkit and Technology & Privacy Forums in Wellington and Auckland with David Shaw, an information security consultant from Symantec. We also highlighted the new OWLS resource for keeping children safe online and are promoting a resource on mobile app security jointly prepared for all Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA).

This year, Privacy Week ran from 4-10 May 2014 and involved all APPA members - Australia (federal), New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, New Zealand, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Canada (federal) and British Columbia.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is a supporter and member of APPA. See www.privacyawarenessweek.org for all APPA events and activities around the Asia Pacific region during Privacy Week, including how to download a copy of this privacy resource for mobile devices (below).

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2014 Privacy Forum Programme 7 May 2014 FINAL