Internet Law & Rights Strategic Transformations

The Internet Law & Rights Portfolio of the Issues Programme encompasses InternetNZ’s work to inform and enhance the legal and political environments that shape the Internet and its use both domestically and internationally, and to ensure that Human Rights are recognised and respected in the online environment.






New Zealand Government’s approach to Internet policy is generally good but variable

New Zealand Government’s approach to Internet policy is consistently world-leading


Legislators and public agencies do not have sufficient knowledge of the Internet and the online economy to effectively legislate

Legislators and public agencies are informed and multistakeholder in legislating matters related to the Internet and take a multistakeholder approach to developing Internet-relevant legislation


Confusion about how law and policy recognises Human Rights in the online environment

Human rights are appropriately recognised, respected, and extended in their application to the online environment