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Protecting your privacy

New technologies are raising a range of social, political and legal issues around privacy. Access to experts with a rich knowledge of and genuine concern for privacy issues, is essential for public bodies and commercial clients alike.

Our privacy experts understand the need for strong advocacy in the face of complex privacy matters and are well versed in the Privacy Act and active in the review of privacy legislation.

As part of their contribution to a better understanding of privacy related issues, our experts release frequent updates through our insights section. Subscribe here to keep up to date.

Much of the privacy-related work we undertake for our clients is confidential. However, some of our recent work has included:

  • Acting for a public sector client in significant and complex privacy and discrimination law proceedings.
  • Offshoring of data collected in New Zealand.
  • Data aggregation and consents.
  • Drafting of privacy policies.
  • Advice on liability under the Privacy Act.
  • Integration of databases holding personal information.
  • Representation of the Director of Human Rights Proceedings in Privacy Act-related judicial review related proceedings (Henderson v Privacy Commissioner).
  • Representation of clients in dealings with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on complaints and investigations.
  • Privacy litigation before the Human Rights Revenue Tribunal.
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