New Zealand - Privacy Act - 2020

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The New Zealand Privacy Act (2020) purpose is to promote and protect individual privacy.
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The purpose of this Act is to promote and protect individual privacy by—

(a) providing a framework for protecting an individual’s right to privacy of personal information, including the right of an individual to access their personal information, while recognising that other rights and interests may at times also need to be taken into account; and

(b) giving effect to internationally recognised privacy obligations and standards in relation to the privacy of personal information, including the OECD Guidelines and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

This Act (except section 212) applies to—

(a) a New Zealand agency (A), in relation to any action taken by A (whether or not while A is, or was, present in New Zealand) in respect of personal information collected or held by A:

(b) an overseas agency (B), in relation to any action taken by B in the course of carrying on business in New Zealand in respect of personal information collected or held by B:

(c) an individual (C) who is not ordinarily resident in New Zealand, in relation to any action taken by C in respect of—

(i) personal information collected by C while present in New Zealand, regardless of where the information is subsequently held by C or where the individual to whom the information relates is, or was, located:

(ii) personal information held by C while present in New Zealand (but not collected by C while present in New Zealand), regardless of where the individual to whom the information relates is, or was, located. 

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Jurisdiction New Zealand
Type Laws or related obligations