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.
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.