NZ Privacy Act 2020 update #2 – NZ medical practitioners’ obligations

On 1 December 2020, New Zealand’s new privacy regime will come into effect. The new legislation updates New Zealand’s 27-year-old privacy framework, including a new Health Information Privacy Code. Under the Code, medical practitioners continue to have an obligation to provide patients with their health information. They also continue to have an obligation to ensure […]

New Zealand’s new Privacy Act edges closer

The long-awaited legislative overhaul to New Zealand’s privacy framework contained in the Privacy Act 1993 is on track for commencement on 1 March 2020. The Privacy Bill, which contains a comprehensive suite of reforms, has recently passed its second legislative reading. New Zealand’s new privacy framework will be based on the same OECD principles that […]