Privacy and data protection

Privacy and data protection is a rapidly developing area of law with cyber security one of the top issues for businesses.

​​From identity theft, fraud, hacking attacks and employee incidents, cyber security issues have never been more relevant to organisations. We are advising our clients on a range of privacy issues relevant to cyber security mitigation and response, including Privacy Act obligations, guidance, policies and procedures.

Privacy policies and practices in New Zealand are frequently changing to keep up to date with market practice, guidance and recent changes to relevant legislation. The Privacy Act is the subject of proposed reform and we are closely monitoring progress to keep our clients up to date with developments that will affect their business.

Work highlights

Commercial, e-commerce and technology
Advising a bank on updating its privacy practices and policies to comply with recent major changes to related consumer protection legislation, including the introduction of restrictions on unfair contract terms and direct sales techniques.

Diversification of revenue streams has also been a key theme of recent projects, particularly through Big Data
Routinely advising on privacy issues that are inherent in technology projects, such as advising a telecommunications provider on the launch of its mobility services offering.

Privacy Guide: Mandatory Data Breach Notification

Privacy Guide Mandatory Data Breach Notification