Code of Practice & Privacy

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Introduction to RANZ Code of Practice HERE

RANZ Constitution HERE

General Data Protection Regulation for the EU (GDPR)

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in the EU next month, check out these two great recorded webinars by Dr Michelle Goddard, Director of Policy & Communication, EFAMRO: 

EU Data Protection Reforms: Ten Things to Know and
EU Data Protection Reforms: Practical Compliance Steps

Our Friends over at the Marketing Association have also done a write-up on what New Zealand Marketers need to know; head over to their website.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016.
Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout the EUGDPR website.

Further reading:

  • APRC Conference 2017 Presentation: 'The 20 Million Data Question: an Update on the NEW European Data Privacy Laws' - Debrah Harding, Managing Director, MRS. DOWNLOAD
  • For notes on GDPR compliance by Law Down Under CLICK HERE
  • ESOMAR Data Protection Checklist DOWNLOAD

Protecting your personal information. Your rights under the Privacy Act 1993

If you are unsure about the personal information someone is asking you to provide; and what they may use the information for; The Office of the Privacy Commissioner advises that you ask questions first.

Under the Privacy Act, an agency collecting personal information for any purpose, must make sure you are aware of why they need it and what it will be used for.

They also have an obligation to tell you who else they might pass the information on to, and for what purpose.

If you want to know more about your rights in relation to your personal information, you can:

1. visit the Privacy Commissioner’s website at

2. call on the free phone enquiry line 0800 803 9090800 803 909 FREE, or

3.  email them at

The Office of the Privacy Commission has recently created a short animated video that might be of interest to members.

Watch HERE.

If you are interested in staying in touch with our updates on the law reform and other related issues, feel free to subscribe to the PC fortnightly newsletter here:

Polling and Privacy

'Understanding and Interpreting Polls' - a free AAPOR/ESOMAR/WAPOR course for journalists Download information here

Download the NZ Political Polling Code

British Polling Council - an association of polling organisations that publish polls.

For the latest PRIVACY NEWS

Priv-O-Matic - a tool to help business owners create privacy statements - More information

ESOMAR Codes and Guidelines

ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market, Opinion and Social Research and Data Analytics:

DOWNLOAD latest ESOMAR Code here

and key changes

ESOMAR/GRBN Guideline for Online Research

ESOMAR/GRBN Guideline For Mobile Research

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