New Zealand Will Revamp Privacy Law To Mirror Tech Shifts

Law360, Chicago (March 27, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- New Zealand will overhaul its nearly 20-year-old privacy statute following a review by the country's law commission that found the act needs an update to respond to shifts in technology, business practices and public expectations about information security, the country announced Tuesday.

Justice Minister Judith Collins said the New Zealand government agreed to repeal and re-enact the Privacy Act of 1993, which regulates how businesses and government entities can use information about individuals, after the government-funded law commission reviewed the statute and made more than 100...
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