New Zealand launches new tool for reporting privacy breaches

The New Zealand Office of the Privacy Commissioner announced the launch of a new tool for organisations to report privacy breaches. The online tool NotifyUs provides guidance for organisations in complying with the country’s new Privacy Act 2020, which will come into effect on 1 December 2020. Under the new legislation, if an organisation has a privacy breach that is likely to cause serious harm to an individual it is legally required to notify them and any other affected persons as soon as practicable.