Court Sends Case Back To Commissioner
PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALANDAugust 13, 2010
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by former Labour Justice Minister Bill Jeffries and referred it back to Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, Radio New Zealand News reports. The case hinges on Shroff's request that Jeffries reveal how he obtained personal information about two people who had complained to her about possible breaches of their privacy. The Supreme Court has ruled that the matter should be returned to the privacy commissioner's office in order to establish the context in which the information was obtained.