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John Edwards

Privacy Commissioner / Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

Former Privacy Commissioner

  • Appointed February 2014, departed late 2021 to take the same role in the UK. Replacement to be announced. Provides independent comment on personal information policies and issues. Previously practised law in Wellington for more than 20 years, specialising in information law. Has acted for the Ministry of Health, State Services Commission, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Inland Revenue Department. Held a warrant as a district inspector for mental health and has also been a district inspector for intellectual disability services.

Career

John Edwards Barrister and Solicitor
Boss
Oct 1993 - Feb 2014
Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Senior Solicitor
Nov 1997 - May 1999
Families Commission
Legal Counsel
Jan 2003 - Dec 2013
Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet / Te Tari o te Pirimia me te Komiti Matua
Adviser
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
Privacy Commissioner / Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu
Privacy Commissioner
Feb 2014 - Present

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