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Source: Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness and to inform people of their rights under the Privacy Act. It is also to help educate businesses, organisations and agencies of their responsibilities and obligations with personal information.

Privacy Week 2019

Privacy Week 2019 was held on 13-17 May 2019.

EVENTS:

1-17 May: Hidden in plain sight – an exhibition of privacy-themed art by artists from Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington.

13 May: Making policy with privacy in mind – the launch of our e-learning resource for policy advisers.

13 May: GDPR and New Zealand – a PrivacyLive Forum in Auckland with privacy and security consultant Caroline Carver of TwoBlackLabs.

14 May: GDPR and New Zealand – a PrivacyLive Forum in Christchurch with privacy and security consultant Caroline Carver of TwoBlackLabs.

14 May: Smart city or city of surveillance. This was an Auckland Council Privacy Exposed! panel discussion about sensor technology in public places and the associated privacy concerns. The speakers are Frith Tweedie (NZ Digital Law Leader, EY), Matt Montgomery (Head of Innovation, Auckland Council) and Ralph Elika (Chair, Pacfic People’s Advisory Panel). This was a free public event held in the Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland.

15 May: Internet futures reconsidered: Human rights and emerging technologies – a PrivacyLive Forum with Prof Marianne Franklin at the Auckland University Business School, Owen Glenn Building. 

16 May: The impact of grief journalism: lessons from Pike River – A PrivacyLive Forum in Wellington with Victoria University Law Faculty professors, Nicole Moreham and Yvette Tinsley.

16 May: Privacy for IT Professionals webinar – Salinger Privacy hosted a webinar designed for people who work primarily with technology, with a particular focus on information security. Anna Johnston, Director of Salinger Privacy, has deep experience in advising clients on how to achieve Privacy by Design for their technology products.

17 May: GDPR and New Zealand – a PrivacyLive Forum in Wellington with privacy and security consultant Caroline Carver of TwoBlackLabs. 

New to Privacy Week: For the first time, we worked with the South Auckland group Upsouth to create a ‘call-up’ for entries on how privacy matters to young people. We shared many of these creative submissions during Privacy Week.

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