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Global tech companies meet first commitment under the NZ Code

NZTech, NetSafe and tech company Signatories to the self-regulatory Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harm Reduction (the ‘NZ Code’), have announced today the appointment of an interim-Director and have published their first compliance reports, in line with their Code commitments.

Google (on behalf of YouTube), Meta (Facebook & Instagram), TikTok, Twitch and Twitter, have published their initial reports outlining their efforts to date towards Code commitments. The reports act as a baseline reference point for future reports. View the baseline reports here. The first annual transparency reports are due in July 2023.

NZTech has also announced today the appointment of Carrie Stoddart-Smith as the interim-Director for the Code, tasked with establishing the Code’s governance framework and complaints mechanism, including through targeted stakeholder engagement.

NZTech expects formal establishment of the governance group in early 2023.

Introducing Carrie Stoddart-Smith

Carrie is of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Whātua descent and is the founder of OpinioNative, a strategic policy and research consultancy firm. She holds an LLM (Hons) and serves as a member of New Zealand’s Ministerial Strategic Advisory Group on Trade, a Technical Advisor to Te Taumata Māori Trade Advocacy Board and is a Founding Director and Treasurer at the Global Centre of Indigenomics (Canada). She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Indigenous Trade Steering Committee and previously served as a Board member for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.

Carrie has worked in advisory and project director roles with the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Te Aratini – Expo 2020 Dubai, and was invited by the World Economic Forum and the New Zealand Government to present at the World Trade Organisation’s Public Forum playing a critical role in informing New Zealand’s international trade policy.

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