LAWPUBL 453 - Privacy Law
Credit points: 10 points
Offered: Semester One
Contact hours: 2 hours per week
Course Coordinator: Nikki Chamberlain / Associate Professor Stephen Penk
Prerequisites: LAW 211, 231
An examination of the law relating to privacy in New Zealand with special reference to the common law protection of privacy; the protection of privacy under statute, including the Broadcasting Act 1989 and the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990, and the scope and application of the Privacy Act 1993.
- The concept of “privacy”
- Privacy and related interests; competing interests
- Sources of privacy law
- Key privacy issues
- The tort of invasion of privacy and other possible common law remedies — recent developments in New Zealand and comparable jurisdictions
- Related torts
- International privacy developments of relevance to New Zealand privacy law
- Statutory protection of aspects of privacy in New Zealand
- The Privacy Act 1993 — scope and application
- Codes of practice
- Protection of privacy under the Broadcasting Act 1989
- New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 — extent of recognition of privacy interests
- Selected applications (including privacy in employment; surveillance; privacy of health information; privacy, publicity and the media; data matching; transborder data flows)
1000 word assignment (20%)
2 hour open book exam / 4000 word PILO (80%)
Open book means that you may, if you wish, bring into the exam and refer to any materials such as casebooks, textbooks and study notes.
S Penk and R Tobin (eds), Privacy Law in New Zealand (2nd ed, 2016).