Commissioner Issues Emergency Response Code
INFORMATION ACCESS—NEW ZEALANDMarch 5, 2013
According to a media release, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has issued a code of practice that allows for information-sharing between response agencies in times of emergency. "Once a national emergency is declared, it will allow personal information to be collected, used and disclosed as part of managing the response and recovery process,” Shroff said. After a 2011 earthquake, Shroff issued a temporary code that proved useful and was the impetus for creating “a code that would be triggered without delay” in future emergency situations.