What is New Zealand‘s Privacy Act ?
The Privacy Act 2020 is the major data protection and privacy regulation in New Zealand. The Privacy Act aims to promote the protection of personal information processed in New Zealand and gives rights to individuals regarding their personal information. The Privacy Commissioner is the data privacy authority in New Zealand.
Similar to the GDPR the Privacy Act protects the data privacy of individuals and as such it contains 13 information privacy principles related to the processing of personal data of individuals. The Privacy Act applies to any person, organisation, or business, whether it’s in the public sector or private sector, that collects and holds personal information about other people. The Privacy Act does not apply to any individuals acting in their personal or domestic capacity. The right to privacy is recognized right of the Constitution of New Zealand and therefore, is of fundamental value.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the Privacy Act. In order to also receive guidance on the GDPR, we recommend that you make use of this Privacy Act solution in combination with the GDPR solution.