The New Zealand Centre for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law is set to officially launch at the University of Auckland Law School.
The Centre is the realisation of discussions that have taken place over several years. It will be under the directorship of retired district court judge, Dr David Harvey. He says ICT is becoming more common, and the law needs to reflect that.
“Information and communications technologies are becoming more and more a part of the everyday life of New Zealanders. The impact of these new technologies on the law and vice versa need to be examined,” he says.
The Centre encompasses three main strands of activity:
“We look forward to assisting in the Law Commission’s up-coming review of the Search and Surveillance Act, and the Privacy Act is coming up for review towards the end of the year. The impact of technology in these areas is considerable,” says Harvey.
“This is a long term project.”