Guide to the Privacy Act 2020 and Mandatory Data Breach Notification

Friday 26 June 2020

Authors: Laura Littlewood, Tania Goatley and Sarah Glennie

​​​On 1 December 2020, the Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act) will come into force and replace the Privacy Act 1993. 

This follows a very long period of review dating back to the appointment of the Law Commission to review the Privacy Act in 2006. Over that time, there has been exponential growth in data-driven innovation, significant developments in international data protection regulation and a plethora of high profile data breaches. Against that background, the need to modernise New Zealand’s Privacy Act has had strong bipartisan and industry support. 

To assist you with preparing for the notifiable privacy breach regime and other changes under the Privacy Act, we have prepared this practical guide which provides:

  • An overview of the new notifiable privacy breach regime.

  • A summary of other changes.​

  • A​ checklist of key steps to ensure you are prepared.​



Disclaimer

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.

For more information
  • Laura Littlewood

    Partner Auckland
  • Tania Goatley

    Partner Auckland
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