Welcome to our fortnightly digest, Privacy News.
Our view on the Intelligence and Security Bill
The Government is proposing to change New Zealand’s intelligence and security legislation. The draft law, the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, is currently before Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. Read our submission and others made to the select committee here.
International privacy and data protection conference
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards and Assistant Privacy Commissioner Blair Stewart are currently attending the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 17-20 October.
The ICDPPC is an annual meeting of 110 data protection and privacy authorities from all over the world. New Zealand is currently the Chair of the conference. For more information about the ICDPPC, visit icdppc.org.
Privacy Research Week in December
If you work in the privacy area or are interested in developments and trends in privacy thinking, you might want to be in Auckland during the week of 12-16 December. The Privacy Commissioner is naming it Privacy Research Week and our Office will be involved in all four events. Check out this line-up of conferences and forums:
We’ll keep you updated in coming newsletters as preparations continue for each of these events. Registration information is available at each of the four links above.
Privacy, Security and Trust conference
The largest of the Privacy Research Week events is the 14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST2016). PST2016 runs from 12-14 December at Unitec in Auckland and begins with the NZ Industry Summit Day on 12 December at the Grand Millennium Hotel.
The Industry Summit Day’s theme is "What will a secure New Zealand look like in five years time?" Speakers will include:
- Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards
- Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Joy Liddicoat
- Research Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, Ali Miri
- New Zealand Post Head of Agency Services and RealMe, Mandy Smith.
Register here to attend PST2016. Early bird registration closes on 31 October.
New credit reporting e-learning module
We’ve added a new online learning module to our privacy education resources. Check out the new Credit Reporting Privacy Code module. It is now available alongside our Privacy 101 and Health 101 modules. Register now to use these free online training modules.
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