Contributor: Katrine Evans

Katrine joined the Office in August 2004, after a 10-year career as a law lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. She is legal counsel to the Privacy Commissioner, leads and manages litigation and gives advice in the area of investigations. She also manages the Office's policy, technology and data-matching work.

From the Regulator

Living in Interesting Times—A View from the New Zealand Privacy Office

By Katrine Evans

One of the dubious delights of being a privacy regulator is the unexpected things that crop up during every working week. It doesn’t matter how I plan and prioritise work—some headline-grabbing issue or urgent demand for time and attention will come across the desk and force a rethink. It can be a challenge, but it certainly keeps the job interesting.

For instance in 2013, Edward Snowden’s...

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