A conversation on online learning and children’s privacy

Online webinar / recording

We warmly welcome you to join us for our webinar “A conversation on online learning and children’s privacy”.

The online learning environment has changed rapidly over time and in response to the global pandemic. Alongside the benefits that technology brings, there are potential privacy risks and problems. In this session, we will look at the campaign commenced by the Foundation last year regarding software and platforms used in education, and discuss the privacy concerns and issues faced by tamariki, parents, whānau and educators.

The discussion will also cover international approaches and developments and the opportunities and potential ways forward to ensure privacy protections

We all need to ensure that children are brought up in a safe educational environment in which their personal information is used only for the goals of their education and in their best interests. We invite you to be a part of the kōrero.

The session will comprise two parts. The first will be facilitated by Kent Newman with a Q&A with Rebecca Hawkins and Marcin Betkier. The second half will focus on participant comments and questions. Please also feel free to email these in advance of the session to [email protected]

About the speakers:

Rebecca Hawkins, Chair of the Foundation’s Children’s Privacy Working Group

Rebecca is a privacy professional currently working as a Privacy Advisor in the health sector. She has a law degree, and in 2021 attained the International Association of Privacy Professionals Certified Privacy Technologist accreditation. Previous Privacy Officer work has led her to have a keen interest in children’s privacy issues, and more recently to focus on health technologies and privacy.

Kent Newman, Secretary of the Privacy Foundation

Kent is the Secretary of the Privacy Foundation New Zealand. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Victoria University of Wellington, researching the data protection implications of targeted advertising. He has worked for a decade in private and public sector roles, mainly focusing on privacy, regulation and dispute resolution. Additional information is available on his LinkedIn profile.

Dr Marcin Betkier, Chair of the Privacy Foundation, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington

Marcin is a legal academic and computer scientist interested in the impact of new technologies and their regulation. He teaches Data Privacy, Information Technology Law and Tort Law. He has also extensive practical experience in the ICT industry where he worked in technical, commercial and legal roles. Additional information is available on his LinkedIn profile.