Privacy, search and information

Dotcom v Attorney-General (CA195/2019: heard July 2020 – reserved): appeal in Privacy Act claim against transfer and refusal of personal information requests on grounds of vexatiousness; counsel for Privacy Commissioner as intervener

‘Big Data’ & public law: defining lawful search & access in the face of data ubiquity New Zealand Law Society Continuing Legal Education, February 2018

United States v Microsoft (2018, United States Supreme Court, 17-02):  amicus brief for the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner (with the Commissioner and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

Official access to private data and the right to be let alone (forthcoming): paper in progress; presented as seminar to Crown Law Office (2017) and to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (2017)

Review of NZSIS holding and use of, and access to, information collected for security vetting purposes* – Part 1 / Part 2 (2015-2017): inquiry under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 (with the Inspector-General and staff)

Inquiry into NZSIS release of information* (2014): inquiry under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 concerning release of security records under the Official Information Act 1982 and compliance with political neutrality obligations (with the Inspector-General and staff)

Inquiry into NZSIS applications for sensitive and complex warrants* (2014-2016): inquiry under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 concerning legality and adequacy of intelligence warrant applications under the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969 (with the Inspector-General and staff)