On 30 June 2020, New Zealand’s privacy regime was reformed with the royal assent of the Privacy Act 2020. The new legislation will come into effect on 1 December 2020.

The new legislation introduces a range of reforms that bring New Zealand into line with international best practice for privacy and data protection. These include mandatory notificaiton requirements and extra-territorial jurisdictional scope.

In the first of a series of updates about this critical area of reform, Mark Anderson, Sierra Ryland, Joseph Fitzgerald and Johnson Zhuang look at what the legislative change means for insurers and their insureds.

To read the full update, click on the download below.