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Privacy Bill Defeated

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

November 14, 2013

3News NZ reports on the defeat of a bill “that would have given the privacy commissioner much wider powers” by a vote of 61 to 59 on its first reading in Parliament this week. Labour MP Sue Moroney drafted the Privacy (Giving Privacy Commissioner Necessary Tools) Bill to allow the commissioner “to undertake investigations, issue compliance notices and demand privacy audits across the public and private sectors.” The government opposed the bill, the report states.
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