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New Zealand privacy-law revamp expected to be delayed by Covid-19, privacy watchdog says

By Laurel Henning
  • 06 May 2020 02:28
  • 06 May 2020 02:28
An overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law, which is making its way through the final stages of the country’s parliamentary process, is expected to face delays as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s top privacy regulator said.
Speaking during an online web conference* today, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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