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Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington

Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington

On Thursday 30 March the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner will host a Privacy Forum at Te Papa in Wellington.

The Forum brings together New Zealand and Australian specialists who will cover a wide range of topics including workplace, technology, health, consumer and media privacy issues. The keynote speaker is Australia's Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis.

All sessions will be open to the media.

Please find attached a detailed programme for the Forum.

Privacy Issues Forum

9am-5pm Thursday 30 March 2006

Te Papa, Wellington

All sessions are open to the media

9 am: Opening remarks by the Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff

9.10 am: The way ahead for privacy in New Zealand – Hon Clayton Cosgrove, Associate Minister of Justice on behalf of Minister of Justice, Hon Mark Burton

9.20 am: Good privacy is good business – Karen Curtis, Australian Privacy Commissioner

10 am: Morning tea

10.30 am: Two sessions run concurrently

Identity and privacy

Chair: Paul Chadwick, Victorian Privacy Commissioner Laurence Millar, State Services Commission: Authenticating yourself to access government services: What might the future hold? Chris Gration, Baycorp Advantage: Identity verification in the private sector: Future directions and solving the privacy dilemmas David Kennedy, Police Identity Intelligence Unit: Identity crime, identity fraud, identity theft: What's to be done?

Workplace privacy

Chair: Thomas Goddard, former Chief Judge of the Employment Court Prof Paul Roth, Otago University: Technology and the workplace Sandra Kelman, BP: Employee privacy in a global company Andrew Little, EPMU: Employees' concerns with workplace privacy Katrine Evans, Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Employment privacy complaints to the Privacy Commissioner

11.45 am: Two sessions run concurrently

Health and privacy

Chair: Kathryn Dalziel, Raymond Donnelly & Co Dr Ross Boswell, New Zealand Medical Association: Privacy and doctors – current issues in medical practice John Edwards, barrister: Health Information Privacy Code Richman Wee, Otago University: The field of genetics – new challenges for health privacy

Privacy and the consumer

Chair: Kerry Dalton, Citizens Advice Bureaux Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner: 2006 public opinion survey results David Russell, Consumers' Institute: The consumer viewpoint John Goulter, Telecom: Business and privacy John Scott, Dun & Bradstreet: New Zealand's credit reporting system: A proposed reform

1 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Two sessions run concurrently

Technology and privacy

Chair: Lindy Siegert, Office of the Privacy Commissioner Brett Roberts, Microsoft: Privacy and technology into the future: The good and the bad John Martin, IBM: IBM and the future of privacy – do the benefits of the electronic age come with a privacy trade-off? Stu Woollett, Westpac: Man in the middle: Protecting the privacy of a bank's customers

Beyond the Act: privacy issues in new laws

Chair: Lauren Perry, Ministry of Justice Neville Trendle, Law Commission: Intimate covert filming: The law's response to up-skirt photography Tim McBride, privacy consultant: The private life of guilty people: New laws on clean slate convictions and prisoners' claims Graeme Crombie, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts: Spam for breakfast, lunch and dinner: What will the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill do for privacy?

3 pm: Two sessions run concurrently

Reported cases: what's up with case notes, the tribunal and courts? Chair: Prof Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales Blair Stewart, Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Privacy case notes: A key resource from New Zealand and beyond Bob Stevens, barrister and solicitor: Taking privacy cases through the Human Rights Review Tribunal: Some observations on process and the roles of the Privacy Commissioner and Director of Human Rights Proceedings Tim McBride, privacy consultant: Noteworthy recent developments from the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Media and privacy

Chair: Colin Peacock, Radio New Zealand Joanne Morris, Broadcasting Standards Authority: Broadcasters and privacy – developing the BSA's privacy principles Nicole Moreham, Victoria University: Hosking, Campbell and beyond – the tort of invasion of privacy Paul Thompson, The Press: Privacy and the newsroom: Challenges for journalists

3.45 pm: Afternoon tea

4.15 pm: Final session

Privacy: the international context

Chair: Marie Shroff Presenter: Prof Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales: Developments in information privacy law and its interpretation in the Asia Pacific Commentators: Blair Stewart, Office of the Privacy Commissioner; Prof Paul Roth, Otago University


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