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MP’s Bill Would Allow Commissioner Inquiries

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

August 8, 2013

Voxy reports that Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff “would have been able to launch her own inquiry into the breach of a journalist’s privacy under a law being proposed by Labour MP Sue Moroney” without having to await a formal complaint. Moroney contends, “Our current complaints-driven process puts the onus for action on the wrong people. This bill would give the privacy commissioner more scope to address underlying, systemic privacy issues that currently aren’t dealt with until it is too late.”
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