Sir Bruce Slane Memorial Lecture - Wellington

6 Nov 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm

GBLT1, Government Buildings, VUW, Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington, New Zealand Map

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Foundation are pleased to present the Sir Bruce Slane Memorial Lectures with the Court of Appeal judge, the Hon Justice Helen Winkelmann.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Justice Winkelmann discuss 'Privacy Law at a Crossroads: Can Courts Provide Some Direction?' She will discuss the broader societal value of privacy and will briefly outline current privacy issues. She will also discuss the value we give privacy in our law, in particular when we come to weigh it against other rights provided for in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. Justice Winkelmann will explain how a fuller conception of the societal values and benefits privacy supports can assist in strengthening and developing the law to meet present challenges to privacy, linking this to areas of the law such as the tort of invasion of privacy, and in relation to search and surveillance.

The Sir Bruce Slane Memorial Lectures - in Auckland and Wellington - will be chaired by Dame Silvia Cartwright PCNZM DBE QSO.

The two lectures by Justice Winkelmann mark 25 years of New Zealand's Privacy Act and are in honour of the nation's first Privacy Commissioner, Sir Bruce Slane, who passed away in 2017.

The Sir Bruce Slane Memorial Lectures are brought to you in partnership with the Privacy Foundation NZ: https://www.privacyfoundation.nz/

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