Rochelle Furneaux - election statement

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I was first elected to the Council of InternetNZ in 2014 and served as a councillor for 3 and a half years. I have had a year hiatus and did not stand last year as I was just taking up a new role in government. I now have that new role bedded in and the support of my workplace to re-stand for election with InternetNZ.

I am an experienced commercial lawyer with a specialisation in Technology and have worked extensively with community. I have judgement when dealing with new issues that arise unexpectedly and a governance focus.

I was in favour generally of the re-organisation that InternetNZ has undertaken and would support  investigating and consulting on further rationalisation.

The initiatives InternetNZ has made to work with iwi are a good start but I recognise there is still a lot of work to be done.

I’m particularly interested in the issues of Internet access, net neutrality, privacy and security.

I’d be grateful if you could vote for me so I could help InternetNZ continue the work it has done in promoting connectedness, and building a better world through a better internet.