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Privacy Landscape - key developments 2021 - Online CPD

NZ $179.00
BATES Georgia-107 McMillan Suzy-697
Georgia Bates
Suzy McMillan

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Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $149 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $179 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 90 minutes

Lawyers in virtually all practice areas must have some understanding of data security and privacy to ensure that they can effectively assist their clients in managing this new and rapidly evolving regulatory environment. This module will provide a refresh on the key requirements under the Privacy Act 2020, a discussion on some of the practical implications of New Zealand’s updated privacy laws including COVID-19 privacy implications, recent regulatory enforcement action, and a brief update on the international privacy landscape.

Topics covered will include:

  • A refresh on the key requirements under the Privacy Act 2020
  • An understanding of the practical implications of implementing and complying with our new privacy laws
  • The impact of COVID-19 from a privacy perspective
  • An overview of global trends and international reforms
  • Recent case law and enforcement actions.

Learning objectives

By completing this module you will gain:

  • Have developed an understanding of the key requirements of the Privacy Act 2020.
  • Understand the practical implications of the new laws and how this may impact your clients.
  • Be better placed to advise clients on international trends in the privacy space and their compliance obligations under relevant privacy laws.

Electronic paper 

Authors: Georgia Bates, Suzy McMillan
Published: 1 December 2021
Pages: 27


The world of big data, the COVID 19 pandemic, the flood of new technology, and our increasing digital presence have elevated technology and privacy issues to a whole new level of consciousness across both our professional and personal lives. Coupled with New Zealand’s now in force new Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act), and ongoing global trends towards harsher penalties for those in breach of data protection laws, New Zealand now looks set to finally join the march towards greater privacy and cyber risk management and enforcement.

Organisations are operating in a world where cyber threats are becoming more widespread (it is now a matter of when, not if) and individuals are increasingly prepared to act to protect their personal information or lodge complaints if they feel their privacy has been compromised. The introduction of the Privacy Act represents a critical moment for organisations to take stock of potential cyber and privacy risks, which carry significant financial and reputational harm.

This paper will summarise the key changes to New Zealand’s privacy laws that came into effect last year and discuss some of the practical implications of implementing these new obligations. Along with understanding what’s in the new Privacy Act, it’s also important to understand what is not there, and what may be coming in the privacy reform space. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about its own very distinct privacy related concerns which we will explore, before summing up with an overview of some of the key privacy developments in other jurisdictions.

PowerPoint Presentation

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