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Friday, October 4 • 09:15 - 10:15
Whose speech is it anyway?: freedom of expression and its limits online

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As we see social media used for more extreme violations of social norms, many people think that the law has failed us. But what does freedom of expression mean, and how can we protect it, while creating a better online commons?
What do New Zealand values look like on social media, what could a set of community guidelines that work for NZ look like, as opposed to the laissez-faire silicon valley approach, where they are reacting in an ad hoc way to the needs of users.

Join us for a session where we might discuss: 
  • New Zealand's Bill of Rights Act and the  Harmful Digital Communication Act
  • Aroader discussion around what settings we want for New Zealand - do we want limits for speech? What are the repercussions of such limits? 
  • Are social media companies handling freedom of speech correctly? Is it over or under policed by those companies? Can we even control how they handle it?

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Nicola Brown

Senior Policy Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia ora! I'm part of the NetHui team and you can talk to me about pretty much anything you have questions about regarding NetHui, or Internet stuff!

Arran Hunt

Partner, Stace Hammond
Lawyer specialising in internet law, both locally and between jurisdictions, including the conflict between freedom of expression against online harrasment and censorship.

Friday October 4, 2019 09:15 - 10:15 NZDT
(b) Rangimarie 1, Level 3