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Privacy Live Forum presentations

PrivacyLive forum on Encryption - 7 December 2017 (Wellington)

Panellists:

  • 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)

Privacy and the proposed e-Govt scheme

Statement by Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff

The State Services Commission has today released the report of an independent privacy impact assessment on the proposed E-government identity authentication scheme. I welcome this development as demonstrating the Commission's commitment to openness and transparency in the development of this scheme.

Privacy Impact Assessment is a relatively new process being adopted increasingly by governments across the world to identify and add...

New guide gives practical help on workplace privacy issues

24 August 2008

Employers and employees facing difficult and potentially contentious workplace privacy issues can find useful guidance in a new book launched today by Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff.

The release of Privacy at work: a guide to the Privacy Act for employers and employees marks the beginning of Privacy Awareness Week (24-30 August).

“The book offers much needed guidance about applying...