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The interface between privacy and employment law is often a difficult one. Technology, the choice of forum and the disclosure of information are all relevant. This On Demand webinar looks at a variety of problematic situations where these areas of law meet and will offer pragmatic advice on dealing with those situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of how employment matters involving privacy breaches may be dealt with, including advice on which forum will provide the best outcome for your client.
  • Learn more about the requirements of disclosure in terms of sections 4(1B)-(1D) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the extent to which they have actually changed the law.
  • Receive insights into practical issues facing employers and employees in regard to the use of technology in the workplace and how best to guard against privacy breaches.

Who should view?

All employment lawyers and those dealing with employment matters from time to time.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Helen Gilbert

Helen practises as a Barrister specialising solely in Employment Law.

She qualified in 1991 with an LLB (Hons) and was later called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and practiced as a Barrister in England.

Upon returning to New Zealand in 1999, Helen worked at Meredith Connell as a Senior Crown Prosecutor before joining Kensington Swan’s employment team.  In 2006 she went out on her own account as an Employment Barrister.

Her current practice is split evenly between employees and employers.  Helen’s employer clients range from small to very large organisations including Universities, District Councils and many medical industry clients, where issues of privacy (in varying forms) regularly arise.

Helen is also a member of the Auckland District Law Society Employment Law Committee.

Katrine Evans
Senior Associate
Hayman Lawyers

Katrine did her first degree in languages in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 1988 and succumbing to the lure of the law. She did her first work in privacy law in 1992, and hasn’t looked back since. She spent ten years as a law lecturer at Victoria University specialising in privacy, media and tort. 

In 2004, Katrine became Assistant Privacy Commissioner and was the Commissioner’s legal counsel until June 2015.  She advised on complaint investigations and represented the Commissioner in the Human Rights Review Tribunal and in court (including the Employment Court in the Wrigley case). For many years, she also managed the policy and technology team and was the communications manager. 

Katrine joined Hayman Lawyers in July 2015, and works principally as a privacy law specialist.