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Briony Davies

Briony Davies



  • Competition
  • Government
  • Privacy
  • Regulatory

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Privacy and Data Protection
Public Law
Briony is an experienced advisor and advocate in public law and regulatory matters. Her expertise is in the development and application of regulatory frameworks, public law litigation and dispute resolution, privacy and data protection, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and crisis management.

Briony has provided a wide range of strategic, legal and litigation advice across the airports, electricity, gas, telecommunications, primary production/processing, transport and financial services sectors. Her clients have included large regulated corporates, government agencies, quasi-regulatory bodies, industry groups, political parties and educational institutes.


LLM, University of Iowa (2001)
LLB, University of Auckland (1998)
BA, University of Auckland (1998)
Areas of Practice

Competition | Government | Privacy | Regulatory


Are you Thinking About Privacy? Reassess and Prepare for the New Privacy Act
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2020

New Zealand's new Privacy Act 2020 comes into force on 1 December 2020 and all organisations should be preparing for the changes now. We share practical steps to help prepare and outline the key changes in the Act below.Agencies need to turn their attention to reviewing internal practices, processes and policies, to ensure they comply with obligations under the new Act...

COVID-19: Practical Steps for Protecting Privacy while Contact Tracing
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2020

The need to protect privacy while enabling contact tracing for COVID-19 cases is top of mind as more New Zealand businesses prepare to reopen their doors under Alert Level 2. While the basic requirements for contract tracing registers seem simple enough to follow, there are some practical steps businesses should take to ensure compliance with current privacy law...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing - Will a Contact Tracing App Replace the Need for a Register?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2020

With the country now in Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2 on the horizon, many businesses will be gearing up to welcome their customers physically back onto their premises in some way. At the same time, the Government has foreshadowed a continued focus on contact tracing for the foreseeable future...

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