John Edwards

Organisation: Office of the Privacy Commissioner (NZ)

John Edwards was appointed to the position of Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand in February 2014 after a more than 20 year career practicing law. John provides independent comment on significant personal information policies and issues to the public and private sector. John was Chair of the NZ Law Society Privacy and Human Rights Committee, and was Contributing Editor of Brookers Human Rights Law and Practice, and has published widely on human rights and privacy matters. John was elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (now known as the Global Privacy Assembly) in October 2014 for a 3 year term.