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Parliament Considers Privacy Principles

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

November 7, 2013

Parliament is considering adopting a set of privacy principles that would help protect both MPs and journalists, Radio New Zealand reports. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, who recently reflected on the evolution of privacy in the past decade, told Parliament's Privileges Committee “it might be useful for the Privacy Act principles to be used as some sort of a guide within the Parliamentary precinct when difficulties occur over the use of information." With the Privacy Act and the Official Information Act already established, she suggested there is no need to “reinvent the wheel.”
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