Privacy Act 2020
The new Privacy Act 2020 has been passed into law. It comes into effect on 1 December 2020.
NZ Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, presented to RANZ members the 2019 Privacy Bill changes. A copy of the presentation is available below:
The Office of the Privacy Commission has recently created a short animated video that might be of interest to members.
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: https://privacy.org.nz/subscribe/
Privacy Act 2020 in force from 1 December
The new Act replaces the 27-year-old Privacy Act 1993.
Since the new Act was passed by Parliament in June, our office has been busy preparing for the change.
There are a range of resources to help New Zealanders understand the new Act.
Key reforms in the new Privacy Act include:
The new law will apply to organisations who carry out business in New Zealand, whether or not they have a physical presence here.
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 http://privacy.org.nz/privacy-introduction/
2. call on the free phone enquiry line 0800 803 9090800 803 909 FREE, or3. email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Data Protection Regulation for the EU (GDPR)
Check out these two great recorded webinars by Dr Michelle Goddard, Director of Policy & Communication, EFAMRO:
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.
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.