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New Zealand: Privacy Bill: Keeping up with change or a missed opportunity?

New Zealand has recently introduced a Privacy Bill Government Bill 34-1 (‘the Bill’) to update the Privacy Act 1993. The Bill aims to implement many of the changes recommended by New Zealand’s Law Commission (‘the Commission’) in 2011 with a view to improving privacy and data protection in New Zealand. Frith Tweedie, Digital Law Leader at Ernst & Young New Zealand, discusses the key reforms of the Bill and addresses its implications for New Zealand’s adequacy status.

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