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OPC gets tough on mandatory privacy breach notification in New Zealand

Just over six months after requirements for mandatory notification of serious privacy breaches were introduced with the Privacy Act 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has released further guidance in a blog post.

The update makes it clear the OPC has ended the grace period for agencies to adapt to the new rules. The new guidance also sets out a more rigorous approach to notifying privacy breaches and emphasises that the OPC will consider prosecuting organisations that commit breaches.

In this article, W+K’s Mark Anderson and Joseph Fitzgerald look at the implications of this guidance note for insurers, brokers and their customers.

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