Lately for Monday 6 July 2020
10:20 Temporary resident visa expiry causes businesses to scramble
Big and small companies are scrambling to hang on to their workforce with thousands of temporary resident visas set to expire, all at once.
Anyone in the country with a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visas, with an expiration date of between 2 April and 9 July, has been given until 25 September to renew their visa. Temporary residents who were overseas when their visas expired, had not been granted the automatic extension and would also need to re-apply.
There are about 350-thousand temporary visa holders in the country during lockdown and the government estimates more than 200-thousand of them had work visas with condition that might need to be varied.
June Ranson is the Chair of the Association or Migration and Investment.
10:30 New privacy investigation into quarantine information leak
A high powered investigation is to begin into the breach of privacy for 18 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.
Last week personal information about the 18 people - including the people's names, addresses, ages and location where they were under quarantine was leaked to three media outlets including RNZ. Today it was announced the inquiry will be headed by Michael Heron QC and it will be completed within three weeks.
Associate Professor of Information Privacy Law from University of Auckland, Gehan Gunasekara, joins Karyn to explain why this is significant.
10:45 Scammers, 4 days weeks and a whole new type of ransomware
Technology commentator Paul Spain is back to talk to Karyn about some of the big stories in technology news as the week kicks off.
Invoicing scams have seen Team New Zealand and their sailmaker in the news and a new type of ransomware is targeting Macs. In happier news tech companies are getting to grips with what the future of work in their offices looks like in the teeth and aftermath of a pandemic.