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Commissioner Extends Earthquake Sharing Code

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

May 20, 2011

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has announced that the Christchurch Earthquake Information Sharing Code has been extended to 30 June. The commissioner issued the code on 24 February to assist with response to the disaster. The code allows emergency services to share personal information as necessary to help victims find relatives, get back home or receive medical or financial assistance. "Although the state of national emergency was lifted earlier this month, many extraordinary challenges continue in the current phase of the earthquake response," Shroff said.
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