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Privacy Code Submissions Deadlines Approaching

During July the Privacy Commissioner called for public submissions on the proposed repeal and replacement of New Zealand’s six privacy codes of practice under the Privacy Act 2020, with the new Act coming into force on 1 Dec 2020. The six codes are:

The proposed changes, limited to align each code with the new Privacy Act, include:

  • Cross-border disclosures
  • Changes to collection rules
  • Unique identifiers
  • Minor drafting changes

The closing dates for submissions are now approaching:

  • Health Information Privacy Code and Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code - Open: 15 July 2020 /Close: 12 August 2020
  • Credit Reporting Privacy Code and Superannuation Schemes Unique Identifier Code - Open: 22 July 2020 / Close: 19 August 2020
  • Telecommunications Information Privacy Code and Civil Defence National Emergencies (Information Sharing) Code - Open: 29 July 2020 / Close: 26 August 2020

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