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Working Party Recommends "Adequacy" for NZ


April 12, 2011

The Article 29 Working Party has issued its opinion on New Zealand's data protection and privacy law, writing that "although some concerns still exist," New Zealand ensures "an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/E...with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data." In the opinion, the Working Party notes that it is also encouraging authorities there "to take the necessary steps to address weaknesses in the current legal framework," including strengthening the law governing direct marketing. The opinion also calls for maintaining oversight of data transfers to countries that "are not themselves subject to an adequacy finding."
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