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Media Release: Privacy Awareness Week, 24-30 August 2008 – "Privacy is Your Business"
22 August 2008
On Monday, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff will launch New Zealand’s Privacy Awareness Week 2008 (24-30 August) with the theme, “Privacy is Your Business”. Media are welcome to attend all events.
The week starts with a joint business breakfast with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce to announce the results of the latest UMR public opinion survey on privacy (Monday 25 August, from 7.30am, Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland; presentations from 8am).
This breakfast event will also see the launch of the Privacy Commissioner’s new book, “Privacy at work: a guide to the Privacy Act for employers and employees”. This handy A5 book (44 pages) looks at a number of common workplace situations and offers much-needed guidance on issues such as use of CCTV, reference checking and email monitoring.
On Tuesday 26 August, Listener columnist Jane Clifton will open the inaugural exhibition of Chris Slane’s privacy cartoons. This event, and the exhibition itself, will be at the Jimmy Café and Bar, Westpac St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington. The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday 27 August – 8 September and entry is free. Media previews are available by appointment between 3 - 4pm on Tuesday 26 August.
A one-day Privacy Issues Forum will take place at the Intercontinental, Grey St, Wellington on Wednesday 27 August. The sessions include presentations on genetic research, the Law Commission’s review of privacy, DNA databases, social networking, and the role of the private investigator in criminal investigations. See www.privacy.org.nz for the full Forum programme. Media packs are also available, including details of the speakers and synopses of the presentations.
Privacy Awareness Week is an Asia-Pacific wide event. For more information about the week and activities across the region, see www.privacyawarenessweek.org/paw
For more information see www.privacy.org.nz or contact:
Annabel Fordhamtel 04 474 7590 or 021 509 735 or firstname.lastname@example.org