The Data Futures Partnership has released A Path to Social Licence: Guidelines for Trusted Data
Use to help organisations build trust around their data use.
The guidelines are the product of consultations with thousands of New
Zealanders to understand how they feel about the sharing of their data, through a series of workshops, hui, and online sessions.
They are intended to assist lawful data use and do
not affect existing legal requirements. However, a key focus of the
guidelines is transparency of data use. Transparency has been a core theme
of recent updates to consumer law and we expect it to be a guiding principle of
upcoming changes to the Privacy Act.
The guidelines list
the eight questions that the Data Futures Partnership concluded matter most to
New Zealanders, with guidance on how to answer those questions in a manner
that is best suited to building trust.
A copy of the guidelines is available here.
Futures Partnership is an independent ministerial advisory group created to
“drive trusted data use and strengthen New Zealand's data
ecosystem”. The partnership will work with organisations to test
and refine the guidelines over the next three months.
If you have any
questions about the guidelines or upcoming reform to the Privacy Act, please
contact your usual Bell Gully advisor or our privacy
and data protection team.
This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.