Harmful Digital Communications (On Demand)


A Practical Overview

The new Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 introduces new obligations for employers and employees who may engage in, or be in receipt of, harmful digital communications at work (also known as cyber bullying and digital harassment).

This seminar outlines the provisions of the Harmful Digital Communications Act. The criminal and civil enforcement provisions are considered together with the safe harbor sections for on-line content hosts. Because so many transactions and communications take place online, individuals and companies should be aware of the risks of engaging online and how the safe harbor provisions can provide protection.

Presented by Judge David Harvey, the author of “internet.law.nz – Selected Issues” now in its 4th edition. 


  • What are harmful digital communications?
  • How the new Harmful Digital Communications Act addresses harmful digital communications, including criminal and civil enforcement provisions
  • How an online content host might limit their liability in relation to harmful and illegal content posted by others by complying with the “safe harbor” provisions.


All members of the legal professions who may find themselves advising clients on either side of a dispute involving harmful digital communications

Professionals and companies who manage digital communication platforms like web forums, social media platforms, emails and texts. This will be of particular interest to Chief Information Officers, Communications Managers, and Compliance/Risk Managers who are amending workplace policies to reflect this new law.


8 June 2016


Judge David Harvey

1 CPD hour

  • On Demand event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $160.00 excl. GST

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