GOVIS Events - 2020

Lunchtime Forum - 21 August 2020 - The New Privacy Act

What does the new Act mean for government ICT?

After 27 years, we have a new Privacy Act! The changes include mandatory reporting of privacy breaches, a new Information Privacy Principle strengthening controls on information going overseas, and new enforcement powers for the Privacy Commissioner. The aim of the new legislation is to encourage agencies to be more proactive about privacy - to identify risks and prevent incidents that could cause harm.

What does the new Act mean for government ICT? What changes might be needed to our systems and processes? What are the key things you need to be thinking about in order to prepare? This forum will help you to answer these questions.

We will be hearing from John Edwards, New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner.

Register here on Eventbrite. Here are the presentation slides from John Edwards.

Lunchtime Forum - March 9 2020 - Deliberate campaigns of Disinformation

What are they, and what should we be doing about them?

Tom Barraclough and Curtis Barnes have been researching legal and institutional responses to the potential impact of disinformation. In May 2019 they released the New Zealand Law Foundation report “Perception Inception: Preparing for deepfakes and the synthetic media of tomorrow".

Particularly in an election year, agencies may find that information is circulating that is misleading. It may purport to be official government information. Join a discussion about how this might occur, and gain some insight into how government might respond.

Register here on Eventbrite.