GDPR – Now the dust has settled
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
25 July 2018 | By  Michelle York  | Rick Shera
So you heard all the hype about the EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation and had good intentions to work out what it means for your business, but just like that the 25th of May came and went 2 months ago! Read More →
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
25 July 2018 | By  Michelle York  | Rick Shera
So you heard all the hype about the EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation and had good intentions to work out what it means for your business, but just like that the 25th of May came and went 2 months ago!
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Privacy Bill vs GDPR
Privacy Bill vs GDPR
08 May 2018 | By  Rick Shera
With this being Privacy Week in New Zealand, there being a New Zealand Privacy Bill in train, which would replace the current Privacy Act 1993, and now being only a couple of weeks away from 25 May 2918 on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the European Union, here's some very high level thoughts on what we might want to discuss when looking at our Bill ...
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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
10 June 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
In 2012, Rick Shera was invited by the Privacy Commissioner to speak alongside internationally renowned privacy and security expert, Bruce Schneier. Here, lovingly restored, is Rick's talk ...
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