Privacy Act 2020 changes

The new Privacy Act came into force on 01 December 2020 and includes some significant changes.. Not least is the requirement now for a privacy breach notification to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and anyone else affected as soon as possible.

Other key changes that come into effect with the act include new compliance notices and decisions regarding access to information by the Privacy Commissioner.  New conditions also exist for NZ businesses that operate internationally and international companies that operate in NZ.  New criminal offenses and penalties also come into effect.  Download this handy one-page guide from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and get up to speed with the changes and your requirements.


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