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Forums and seminars

KPMG and OPC panel on information sharing

This facilitated discussion was held in Wellington on 2 November 2017.  Public sector leaders discussed what is appropriate when sharing personal information. An important part of the conversation was the safeguard and oversight mechanisms necessary to ensure people have confidence that their personal information is being respected.

The panel discussion - which was jointly hosted by KPMG and OPC - encompassed the evolving conversation about the concept of a ‘social licence’ to share people’s information. 

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards facilitated the discussion.

Our panellists were: 

  • Dorothy Adams, Acting Chief Executive, Social Investment Agency
  • Liz MacPherson, Chief Executive, Statistics NZ and Government Statistician
  • James Mansell, Data Scientist and Social Entrepreneur

You can view the recording of the event here.


PrivacyLive forum on Encryption

Mark the date in your calendars for this PrivacyLive forum to be held in Wellington on 7 December 2017 between 12.30 and 2.00 pm in the Matiu Room at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Waterfront Odlins Square, 2 Taranaki Street.

Confirmed panellists are:

  • John Edwards (Privacy Commissioner) - facilitator
  • Dr Ryan Ko (Cyber security researchers of Waikato)
  • Thomas Beagle (NZ Council for Civil Liberties)
  • Cheryl Gwyn (Inspector General of Intelligence & Security)
  • Ben Creet (Internet NZ)
  • Ian Welch (Victoria University)
  • John Wesley-Smith (Spark NZ)
  • Declan Ingram (CERT NZ)

We hope to promote an informed public debate and wider public discussion about this developing issue particularly in light of international debate about encryption and whether it is impeding law enforcement activities.

Register here.