In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards discusses the privacy landscape in New Zealand and ongoing updates to the country's privacy law of 1993. The regulator is unique in that he does not have fining powers, but he says that's working just fine. He'll explain why. Edwards also discusses what he calls necessary reforms to the way social media platforms respond to modern-day terrorist attacks. Specifically, he's frustrated with Facebook's response to the recent attacks on two of the country's mosques, after the terrorist livestreamed the act and the company took nearly 30 minutes to remove it. "If you have a technology that has the ability to broadcast to the entire world, people in their most vulnerable and terrified and afraid and frail ... then that is, of course, a privacy issue," Edwards said.
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