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The new Privacy Act in New Zealand

New Zealand is currently in the process of passing a new Privacy Act. The approach to privacy law and regulation has changed significantly since the implementation of the Privacy Act 1993, and this latest reform is designed to bring New Zealand in line with international best practice. One significant change is the introduction of mandatory notification obligations for privacy breaches. The new Act will impact on every organisation operating in New Zealand that collects, stores, utilises or discloses personal information. Those organisations will need to prepare for the changes.

In this recorded W+K Webinar, Sierra Ryland and Joseph Fitzgerald (Senior Associates in W+K’s New Zealand Cyber Team) discuss New Zealand’s current information Privacy Principles, the notification obligations contained in the Privacy Bill, how and when these notification obligations will apply to privacy breaches.

For more information on how it will impact your organisation, how to comply with the new obligations, or how it will affect your clients or insureds at claim time, contact our Cyber and Privacy Team.


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