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Technology and Privacy Forum
Professor William Webster will speak on "Body-Worn Cameras and Public Services", a recent phenomenon being the use of body-worn cameras in public service environments.
Professor Webster is the 2016 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor based at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington.
The forum will take place on 19 September 2016, 12.00-1.00 pm in Wellington.
RSVP early to firstname.lastname@example.org, as seating is limited.
View the flyer for more information.
Webinar: privacy in cyberspace
The internet is a great resource for most organisations, but it can increase the likelihood and impact of privacy issues. Two privacy experts - Julia Shallcrass of Workplace Training and Morgan Wilson of TechHappy - are giving a webinar on how to manage these issues by sharing best practices around passwords, privacy policies, screen recorders and more.
The webinar is on Thursday, 15 September, and it's worth 1.5 CPD hours. It costs $200, excluding GST. Find out more here.
Use of covert CCTV - "To film or not to film"
There has been a lot of discussion about covert CCTV in the media recently. Read our blog.
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