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Jeffries Wants Amendment to Privacy Act

INFORMATION ACCESS—NEW ZEALAND

November 1, 2012

Former Justice Minister Bill Jeffries is seeking a change to the Privacy Act that would allow lawyers to protect the sources of their information similar to the allowance made for the media, reports Stuff.co.nz. A district court this week upheld Jeffries’ right to withhold source information based on his "reasonable excuse" argument that he understood “at the time he received the information the law would not make him betray his source,” the report states.
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