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Gov't To Review Privacy Provisions in Three Years

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

June 1, 2012

The government has agreed to review privacy provisions in its new welfare law, reports The New Zealand Herald . Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has urged a select committee to delete sections of the draft law that would allow the Education and Social Development Ministries and private agencies to share information about young people, the report states. The government has kept the information-sharing provision in the bill so it can come into force 30 July but will review the provision in three years, it says.
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