Privacy Breaches: Best Practice Advice for the Present (and the Future) [On Demand]

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or your portable device


With the passing of new legislation imminent and suggestions of substantial fines being imposed in certain cases, privacy breaches are more relevant to lawyers and their clients than ever before.

This On Demand seminar considers how to avoid privacy breaches and the implications of a breach under the Privacy Act 1993 in its present form as well as addressing likely future changes including mandatory reporting. It also explores the very real issue of cybersecurity facing lawyers and their clients.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn more about voluntary breach notification under the Privacy Act as it presently stands, why you should notify the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and how to manage your relationship with the Office. Through case studies relevant to both the private and public sector, learn about breach management plans and what you should and should not do in the event of a breach, as well as the intersection between privacy compliance, governance and risk management and oversight.
  • Understand better the requirements of overseas data breach notification regimes (such as those in Australia and the EU, including the GDPR), what is currently being proposed and the steps that need to be taken to comply with the regimes including the consequences of not notifying the relevant bodies in the event of a breach.
  • Gain insights into what the future under an amended Privacy Act in New Zealand might be like including mandatory breach notification, steps to compliance and what will happen if you or your client fails to notify. Also discuss what needs to be done before sending information offshore and the new enforcement measures, including access determinations and compliance orders.

Who should view?

Lawyers and practice managers who are responsible for privacy matters in their own firms and those with clients who may require advice from time to time on this topic.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Michael Wigley
Wigley and Company

Michael is the principal of Wigley + Company and was previously a partner at Phillips Fox. In 2012, Chambers & Partners described Michael as "an IT and telecoms expert with a particular specialism in policy and regulatory advice. The 2009 edition of Chambers noted he has been described as the "best TMT lobbyist in New Zealand".

Michael specialises in international and New Zealand IT, telecommunications, regulation/competition, public law/policy and procurement. His work extends well beyond pure legal issues to complex strategic policy and advice, often as part of coordinated activities.

Michael's clients include international and domestic Telcos, IT companies and large corporates. Michael frequently presents at conferences in New Zealand and internationally.

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.


Katherine Gibson
Gibsons Law