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Law Commission Weighs in on Do-Not-Call Registry, Breach Notification

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

March 15, 2010

The Law Commission is accepting public comments until April 30 on its 500-page report detailing the results of its examination into how the nation's privacy laws could be tightened. The commission looked at privacy concerns associated with direct marketing, data breaches, cloud computing, Web 2.0, social networking, radio frequency identification and biometrics, according to Stuff.co.nz. The commission views the creation of a do-not-call registry as "an efficient, user-friendly remedy" for citizens who do not want to be solicited by phone, but offers a less "firm view" on the possibility of a data breach notification requirement, another subject discussed in the report.
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