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Law Commission Recommends Breach Notification, Do-Not-Call Register

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

August 2, 2011

The Law Commission tabled its final report on its review of the Privacy Act in parliament on Tuesday, The New Zealand Herald reports. In it, the commission recommends the creation of a do-not-call register, more authority for the privacy commissioner and mandatory breach notification provisions. "People have a right to know if their information has been compromised in a serious way," said Law Commissioner John Burrows. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said the commission's suggested reforms "would power up privacy law to meet the challenge of protecting New Zealanders' personal information in the digital age."     
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