Internet Law and Rights Portfolio

The Internet Law & Rights Portfolio of the Issues Programme encompasses InternetNZ's work to inform and enhance the legal and political environments that enable or constrain use of the Internet both domestically and internationally, and to ensure that rights and responsibilities recognised in general law are recognised and respected in the online environment.

The lead staff on Internet Law & Rights is James Ting-Edwards: james@internetnz.nz

We respond to the ongoing legislative agenda in copyright and intellectual property rights, in response both to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to the ongoing wider legislative reform agenda in c

We will understand which Human Rights are being recognised and respected in the online environment through current legislation, and which are not, and then fostering discussion on which legislation

These are the Strategic Transformations that we have committed to in the InternetNZ Strategic Plan 2015-2018.

We will scope the development of an Internet Law Observatory; an expert advisory group with the objective to report on new policy and legislation with an Internet-centric lens.

We will articulate, develop and deliver a programme of work that preserves New Zealanders' right to privacy over the internet.

Network neutrality means that all data on the Internet should be treated the same.

We will work with Members of Parliament to review the construct of the Parliamentary Internet Forum with the objective of fostering and developing it further.

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have concluded, and New Zealand is likely to join the resulting agreement.

We respond to the ongoing legislative agenda in copyright and intellectual property rights, in response both to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to the ongoing wider legislative reform agenda in c

We will understand which Human Rights are being recognised and respected in the online environment through current legislation, and which are not, and then fostering discussion on which legislation

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