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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner held a Privacy forum on 30 March 2006 at the Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa.

View the various speakers' presentations:

Ross Bosswell, Chairman, NZ Medical Association:  Privacy issues and medical practice

Paul Chadwick, Privacy Commissioner, Victoria, Australia:  Identity and privacy - a very short introduction

Clayton Cosgrove, Associate Minister of Justice:  The way ahead for privacy in New Zealand.  (Opening speech to the forum and delivered on behalf of the Minister of Justice, Hon Mark Burton.)

Graeme Crombie, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts:  Spam for breakfast, lunch and dinner:  What will the Unsolicited Electronic messages Bill do for privacy? (speech) and powerpoint.

Karen Curtis, Privacy Commissioner, Australia:  Good privacy is good business.
(Keynote address)

Chris Gration, Baycorp Advantage:  Identity verification in the private sector

Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales:  Asia-Pacific developments in information privacy law and its interpretation (speech) and powerpoint.

Robert Hesketh, Director of Human Rights Proceedings:  The role and function of the Director of Human Rights Proceedings

Sandra Kelman, Privacy Manager (Asia Pacific) BP:  Employee privacy in a global company

Tim McBride, Barrister and Legal Consultant:  Recent decisions of the Human Rights Review Tribunal and the Courts

Tim McBride:  The private life of guilty people: new laws on clean slate convictions and prisoners' claims - a privacy perspective

John Martin, Security Practice Leader, IBM NZ:  IBM and the future of privacy: do the benefits of the electronic age come with a privacy trade off?

Laurence Millar, Deputy Commissioner, Information and Communications Technology: Authentication to access government services: what might the future hold?

Nicole Moreham:  Hosking, Campbell and beyond: The protection of privacy in the common law

Paul Roth, Barrister and Professor of Law, University of Otago:  Workplace privacy issues raised by RFID technology

David Russell, Chief Executive, Consumers' Institute of NZ:  Privacy and the consumer

Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner:  Announcing the 2006 UMR survey of public opinion:  A chance to hear what consumers say about privacy in business

Bob Stevens:  Taking privacy cases through the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Blair Stewart, Office of the Privacy Commissioner:  Privacy Commissioner case notes: A resource from NZ and beyond

Paul Thompson:  What is the biggest threat to media freedom in New Zealand?

Neville Trendle:  Intimate Covert Filming Bill (or where "Peeping Tom" meets the internet)

Stu Woollett, Head of E-Business, Westpac:  Privacy and online banking