Privacy in the Digital Age: The Risks and Opportunities of New Technology (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
At your desk or on your portable device

Technology and social media are now inescapable aspects of modern life. They provide unique opportunities for individuals to interact with each other and for businesses to interact with consumers and to develop their brands.  However, such opportunities raise inevitable legal questions.  Privacy issues have, as a result, become increasingly complex. It is essential for lawyers to know how their clients’ professional and personal privacy may be affected by technology and how to advise clients on avoiding privacy breaches or protecting them from unwanted attention.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about what privacy considerations need to be taken into account when using or developing technology and learn best practice tips to avoid potential problems.
  • Gain a better understanding of how technology and social media can impinge upon the privacy of both corporate and individual clients.
  • Learn more about the potential consequences that arise when a client's privacy has been compromised.

Who should view?

General practitioners, litigators and in-house counsel.  HR managers may also benefit from attending.


Daimhin Warner
Customer Governance & Privacy Manager
Sovereign Insurance

Daimhin Warner is Privacy Officer for Sovereign Insurance. In this role, Daimhin provides operational advice and strategic guidance to the company in respect of the collection, management and disclosure of customer information, including medical information. He works alongside technology and risk staff to ensure that privacy considerations are paramount. Prior to this, Daimhin worked for the Office of the NZ Privacy Commissioner for 8 years, most recently leading the Commissioner’s Auckland Investigations team. Daimhin started life in Ireland, has an LLB from Edinburgh University and LLM in Public Law from the University of Auckland, and has been living and working in NZ for 13 years.

Joe Edwards
Senior Associate
Russell McVeagh

Joe is a Senior Associate in Russell McVeagh's litigation team.  He specialises in complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on intellectual property and information technology disputes and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Joe regularly provides advice to some of New Zealand's largest domestic companies and multi-nationals on both contentious and non-contentious issues in relation to privacy, social media, intellectual property, regulatory, marketing and promotions, and consumer law issues.

He was in-house counsel for the International Rugby Board during the 2011 Rugby World Cup hosted in New Zealand.