New Zealand Privacy Czar Backs Relaxed Info-Sharing Law

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT) -- New Zealand's privacy commissioner on Thursday threw support behind a proposed measure that would bring the country in line with American and European views on data sharing by giving public and private agencies more leeway to disclose individuals' personal information.

The Privacy (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill contains adequate safeguards to ensure the lawful exchange of personal information and would provide better clarity to the current requirements governing this practice, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said in support of the bill's passage in a submission to the Justice...
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