This article is based on a presentation made during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016. Author Karen Ngan is a commercial law partner at Simpson Grierson (New Zealand) . She co–heads the firm's information and communications technology group and its data protection and privacy group. In this article she discusses some of the challenges with dealing with 21st century privacy issues under a Privacy Act that is over 20 years old. She also covers some of the measures or practices that have been taken to address some of these challenges.
Partner at Simpson Grierson
Karen is a partner in Simpson Grierson's commercial group. She co–heads the firm's information and communications technology (ICT) group and the firm's data protection and privacy group. Karen is one of Simpson Grierson's key data protection and privacy lawyers. She provides expert guidance to local and multi-national clients on a wide spectrum of privacy issues, including practices relating to the collection and use of personal information, database and information management, outsourcing arrangements (often involving data transfers offshore), and the sharing and monetisation of personal information through online services and emerging technologies.