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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner presents free, occasional, lunchtime PrivacyLive forums. The PrivacyLive forums are for anyone with an interest in privacy-related and data protection issues and are free to attend.

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards will give this PrivacyLive seminar on the Privacy Act 2020 in this not-to-be-missed Privacy Week 2020 event. Come with your questions about the new Act and put them to the Commissioner.

This PrivacyLive event is at the Wharewaka Function Centre in Wellington at 12pm on Thursday 5 November. More information, including how to register, can be found here.

The Privacy Act 2020 takes effect on 1 December. With less than a month before the law change takes effect, there will be much to discuss. The new law ushers in a new legal framework for the protection of personal information, including mandatory privacy breach notification and a new principle 12.

For most organisations, the most notable change in the new Act will be the introduction of a requirement to report serious privacy breaches. Notifiable privacy breaches will require organisations to notify the Privacy Commissioner and any affected individuals if there is a the breach that has caused serious harm, or poses a risk of causing someone serious harm.

But there’s much more to the new Act to find out about, including the new criminal offences. The changes are a big step change in the New Zealand privacy environment. Learn more by attending this PrivacyLive seminar.

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You can find a list of our previous PrivacyLive presentations here.