WEBINAR: PRIVACY COMMISSIONER, JOHN EDWARDS - 'PRIVACY ACT 2020 - WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU'.
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
Join the Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards for an address on the new Privacy Act, which will come into effect on 1 December 2020. The Act introduces a number of new privacy protections and obligations, including mandatory privacy breach notifications, access directions, and compliance notices. The Commissioner will explain these changes and outline what they will mean for businesses and organisations in practice.
Date: Wednesday 15th July
Time: 9 am
Free to IAB New Zealand Members | Non-members: $30+GST
Duration: 30-minute address followed by 30-minute Q+A
John Edwards was first appointed to the position of Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand in February 2014 and was re-appointed for a further five-year term in February 2019. Prior to this he practiced law for over 20 years. John has degrees in Law (LLB) and Public Policy (MPP) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and has advised and represented a wide range of clients from the public and private sector - he provides independent comment on significant personal information policies and issues.
John chaired the New Zealand Law Society Privacy and Human Rights Committee and was Contributing Editor of Brookers Human Rights Law and Practice and has published widely on human rights and privacy matters. In addition to a practice specialty in the field of information and privacy law, he held warrants as a district inspector for mental health, and as district inspector for intellectual disability services and has provided legal services to the Kingdom of Tonga. In October 2014 John was elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners and completed his three-year term in October 2017.
If you are not a member of the IAB New Zealand but would like to attend this webinar, please contact [email protected]