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Are you our next Team Manager (Policy and Technology)? JLB
24 July 2017

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If you are looking for a new team leadership opportunity and you’re a shoo-in when it comes to interest in privacy issues, check us out! We’re looking for a Team Manager (Policy and Technology) to lead our policy team of five.

Privacy is hot

Privacy is a hot topic and you’ll be right at the forefront of it. The policy and technology team works with public and private sector agencies across a wide range of privacy issues. It deals with gritty and far-reaching issues to ensure the public can have confidence in the way government and businesses use their personal information.

Some examples we’re proud of include the Privacy Commissioner’s inquiry into the government’s proposal (now to be redesigned) to collect individual client-level data from non-governmental social sector agencies; the Customs and Excise Bill that would have given Customs the ability to require people to give up their device passwords at the border; the creation of a Privacy Tick trust mark; and the sharing of personal information across agencies in support of the government’s social investment initiatives.

And then, there’s the team’s involvement in studying the privacy impacts of the latest advances in information technology. Biometrics feels so yesterday! Today, it’s also about big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, the re-identification of data - to name a few hot privacy-related topics.

Make a difference

If you’re looking for a challenge, if you want to make an actual difference to people’s lives, if you want to work somewhere where your contribution can make a material difference, take a look at our role. It’s fully hands on. You’ll need the policy and intellectual smarts to provide the best possible advice; you’ll coach, mentor and lead an outstanding team; and you’ll build and develop networks and key stakeholder relationships with government agencies and businesses.

You’ll be working with a Privacy Commissioner who’s always keen to find new ways to do things better, to make the best use of technology, and make our office work smarter while making privacy easy for organisations. That’s the vision. We value innovation, excellence, independence, integrity and respect. Does any of this sound like you? Check us out or tell someone you know who might be the perfect fit.

Applications close on 7 August 2017. Please send enquiries to our external recruiter, Kirsty Brown. You can contact Kirsty on 04 499 9471 or kirsty.brown@h2r.co.nz.

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