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Welcome to our fortnightly digest, Privacy News.

Last call for Privacy Week forums

Our PrivacyLive lunchtime forums during Privacy Week (8-12 May) are filling up fast. If you are in Wellington or Auckland, this is your last chance to register to attend. If you can’t attend, we will be live streaming each forum (except for Privacy in Broadcasting). You'll also be able to view them afterwards on demand on our YouTube channel.

  • Privacy in Broadcasting (8 May in Wellington) with Belinda Moffat and Patricia Windle of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Register here.

  • Privacy in Employment (8 May in Wellington) with Susan Hornsby-Geluk and Blair Scotland from Dundas Street Employment Lawyers. Register here.

  • Privacy on the Internet (9 May in Wellington) with Netsafe's Angela Webster and InternetNZ's Ben Creet. Register here.

  • Driving Trusted Data Use with Dame Diane Robertson of the Data Futures Partnership (11 May in Auckland). Register here. The Wellington event on 12 May is fully booked.

Seminar on damages for privacy breaches

Hear Associate Professor Gehan Gunasekara and Niveet Singh discuss the recent trend of larger damages being awarded by the Human Rights Review Tribunal for breaches of the Privacy Act.

This University of Auckland Privacy Week lunchtime event is on at 12pm at the University of Auckland Business School on 8 May. More information, including how to RSVP, is available here.

Privacy Week posters

We've got Privacy Week posters to help promote the importance of privacy in your workplace. Check out the four designs here. They are free to download and use. Hard copies can be ordered by emailing orders@privacy.org.nz.

Privacy Week resources

Keep watching our homepage, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for more Privacy Week resources. These will include Privacy ABC (an e-learning mini-module), a Privacy Week quiz, and a general privacy awareness brochure. We'll also be featuring short privacy videos from the Goethe-Institut Washington's Plurality of Privacy Project in Five Minute Plays. We’ll be featuring a video a day during Privacy Week.

iappANZ privacy workshop

Register now for the iappANZ Privacy Week breakfasts in Wellington on 9 May and Auckland on 10 May. The guest speaker will be David Lacey of IDCare who will be discussing the topic Rights, Responsibilities and Roller-Coasters – The Inevitability of a Data Breach. More information is available here.

There's also the Raising Your Privacy Brand seminar and workshop with peak performance consultant Shona Rowan in Auckland and Wellington on 1 and 2 June respectively. The interactive session is designed to equip privacy professionals with a range of tools and techniques to raise the privacy brand and increase awareness and exposure. Topics covered during the practical 90-minute session include:

  • What is the current privacy brand? How is privacy perceived in New Zealand?

  • How can we strengthen the privacy message?

  • Increasing exposure and awareness: How can we ensure privacy is getting due attention and is being considered appropriately at senior leadership level?

Shona Rowan has spent 15 years as a peak performance consultant and inspirational speaker. Find out more here.


Our latest blog posts:

Commissioner’s US diary – part one
Commissioner’s US diary – part one
 
Author John Edwards    Date published 21 April 2017

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC is probably the biggest event on the annual privacy calendar.

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Commissioner’s US diary - part two
Commissioner’s US diary - part two
 
Author John Edwards    Date published 21 April 2017

This year’s opening keynote speeches on day two of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC were by Tristan Harris and JD Vance.

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Commissioner's US diary - part three
Commissioner's US diary - part three
 
Author John Edwards    Date published 26 April 2017

The IAPP Global Privacy Summit I posted about last week wrapped up on Thursday. Here are a few highlights from the day:

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Commissioner's US diary - part four
Commissioner's US diary - part four
 
Author John Edwards    Date published 27 April 2017

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications is a bit of a mouthful, so it is shortened to “The Berlin Group,” referring to the Berlin Data Protection Office, which initiated the working group in 1983, and has provided its secretariat ever since.

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BSA says media use of Facebook photos breached victims’ privacy
BSA says media use of Facebook photos breached victims’ privacy
 
Author Joanna Hayward    Date published 1 May 2017

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has ruled that TVNZ breached privacy standards in reporting on a fatal bus crash in 2016. The bus was carrying students and teachers from a Tongan school band who were visiting New Zealand to fundraise for their school.

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