John Edwards

John Edwards is the NZ Privacy Commissioner.

Oct 31, 2019

Dwarfed by the digital giants, here's how we can make our voice heard

There is a profound asymmetry in the power dynamic between the likes of Google, Facebook and Viagogo and a domestic regulator in New Zealand.

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Feb 21, 2019

Transgender self-identification: why it’s a human right

In the debate around the right to self-identify, the dignity of the individual should be a cornerstone, writes NZ Privacy Commissioner John Edwards

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Mar 28, 2018

NZ Privacy Commissioner: Why I deleted Facebook

 John Edwards, the NZ privacy commissioner, explains why he has determined Facebook to be non-compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act – and why he deleted the app.

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Aug 16, 2016

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