- John Edwards
- 5:00pm — 7:00pm, 17 February 2020
- The George
- 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
- Price members
- $40.00 incl GST
- Price non-members
- $60.00 incl GST
Navigating the changing privacy landscape and key changes to the Privacy Act.
Join us for our first evening event of 2020 with guest speaker John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand. John will speak on the key changes to the Privacy Act, which is expected to come into force this year, priorities for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in 2020, and the changing privacy landscape domestically and internationally.
John Edwards was first appointed to the position of Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand in February 2014 and was re-appointed for a further 5 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 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 3 year term in October 2017.
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