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What’s new in the Privacy Act 2020?

The Privacy Act 2020 introduces some new obligations for business and organisations.

The changes to the Privacy Act from 1 December 2020 in summary:

  • There is a new privacy principle that covers sending information overseas
  • There are new rules about letting affected people, and the Privacy Commissioner know when there has been a privacy breach
  • Overseas companies that do business in New Zealand are required to comply with the New Zealand Privacy Act
  • There are new enforcement measures including compliance directions, access directions and update offences and penalties
  • Three privacy principles have been updated

If you’re looking for more details, the Privacy Commissioner’s website is a good place to start.

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