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Welcome to our fortnightly digest, Privacy News.

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Bill

The Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Bill complicates rather than clarifies information sharing for child welfare and protection agencies, the Privacy Commissioner has said in his submission to Parliament. The submission warns there is a serious risk the proposed information sharing regime will prove unworkable and may have negative unintended consequences.

Read the Privacy Commissioner’s submission here.

Our first PrivacyLive forum

Former Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans will be exploring some recent developments in how we define personal information when we kick off our PrivacyLive lunchtime forum series this month.

Katrine, who joined Hayman Lawyers in 2015, notes the definition of personal information keeps on expanding and expanding. Is browser-generated information personal information? What about metadata produced as part of other digital services? What about anonymised datasets? Is a residential address published online without a name personal information?

This PrivacyLive forum is at 12pm, 29 March at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Level 8, 109 Featherston St, Wellington. Katrine's presentation will also be streamed on Periscope. RSVP to attend by emailing forum@privacy.org.nz.

GOVIS Meet the CIOs series

GOVIS "Meet the CIOs" series of lunchtime forums continues this month. In this series, you'll be hearing from information and technology leaders from across the public sector. This month's speaker is Chris Buxton, Chief Digital Officer at Statistics New Zealand.  The presentation begins at 12pm at MBIE in Stout St, Wellington.

Chris will discuss Statistics NZ's journey towards "information technology as a service" and the technical and cultural change required. People who work for GOVIS member agencies will be given priority for places. GOVIS is the network of technology and information professionals in New Zealand government. Register here to attend.

 

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