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As part of the build up to the Privacy Act 2020 coming in to force on 1 December, the Privacy Commissioner has launched an online tool to help assess whether a privacy breach is notifiable. One of the key elements of the Privacy Act 2020 is the need for organisations to notify the Commissioner and More »
After a lengthy parliamentary process, the Privacy Bill received Royal Assent on 30 June 2020 to become the Privacy Act 2020 ( the Act ). This completes the long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law. The Act repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993 to more closely align the law More »
The long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law was expected to be passed last month, with the Privacy Bill ( the Bill ) scheduled to proceed to its third reading. Although this did not proceed as planned, Justice Minister Andrew Little tabled a Supplementary Order Paper on 17 More »
New Zealand businesses are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we adapt to Alert Level 4, it is important to remind ourselves that, while privacy laws do not hinder measures taken in the fight against COVID-19, even in these exceptional times, businesses must ensure the More »
While many businesses have been signing electronically for some time, the current environment has a number of businesses seeking clarity on what they can and cannot sign electronically. Part 4 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 ( CCLA ) (previously the Electronic Transactions Act 2002) More »
Almost a year ago, the Government introduced a new Bill to Parliament to replace the existing Privacy Act with one more suited to our digital world. Having considered submissions on the Bill, the Justice Select Committee has now released its report, recommending that the Bill be passed. Information More »
The era of international GDPR enforcement arrives It’s been just over six months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the European Union. One of the key features of the GDPR is its extra-territorial application, set out in Article 3. The world has been More »
If you have been reading anything about the impending go-live date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you might be feeling a bit daunted: more stringent data protection standards, heightened rights for individuals, harsher penalties on data controllers and processors for failing to More »
Twenty five years ago, when the Privacy Act 1993 came in to force, emails and the internet were in their infancy. Shopping wasn’t conducted online and delivered to your door direct from overseas, and social media hadn’t been contemplated. Scams came via fax machine or leaflets in your More »
A new Privacy Bill has been tabled in Parliament. It introduces some small but notable changes to the privacy regulatory framework in New Zealand. The Bill (once passed) will affect your business. Its passage through the parliamentary process is one you should keep an eye on. Below is a summary of More »
WannaCry is the computer malware "worm" that has been infecting computer business systems around the world in the last few days. It reportedly attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows operating systems and locks users out of their own computer systems, demanding a ransom of about $300 More »