New Zealand Privacy Bill Update

The Justice Committee released its report on the Privacy Bill today.

Key highlights include:

  • For a New Zealand agency, the Act will apply to any action taken and all personal information collected or held by it, both inside and outside New Zealand.
  • For an overseas agency, the Privacy Act will apply if the agency is carrying on business in New Zealand.
  • Raising the notification threshold for privacy breaches so that notification is only required where the breach has caused, or is likely to cause, serious harm to affected people.

Read the report here:

https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/SCR_85172/cf492b3e12e7bcbb2b5ddf9fd9a5c287a5c79e2c