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Overhaul Planned for Privacy Laws

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

March 27, 2012

Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced the government will "repeal and re-enact the Privacy Act 1993 following a Law Commission report released last year" and amidst ''huge changes to technology,'' Stuff.co.nz reports. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff welcomed the plan to update the privacy act, stating "Things have changed enormously since the Privacy Act was passed nearly 20 years ago...The need for reform is urgent. We want people to trust the new ways in which business and government work. They won't do that unless they're sure that their personal information is properly safeguarded."
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