John Edwards

John Edwards is the NZ Privacy Commissioner.

Apr 16, 2020

Even in extraordinary times, the right to privacy remains

Like many other of our rights and liberties, privacy has been upended by Covid-19. Privacy commissioner John Edwards looks at the hard choices we're about to face.

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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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