New Zealand privacy commissioner announces key changes in the Privacy Bill

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand (OPCNZ) has announced, new amendments to the Privacy Bill. The new changes include: Notifiable privacy breaches; Compliance notices; Enforceable access directions; Disclosing information overseas; Extraterritorial effect; New criminal offences; and, Further changes. The updated Act will allow the Human Rights Review Tribunal to award up to AU$350 000 to each member of a class action.

The Privacy Bill has been passed by the Committee of the Whole House stage in Parliament on 3 June and will now undergo a third reading in Parliament before becoming the Privacy Act 2020, expected to come into effect on 1 December 2020.