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Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice in relation to Part 2(1) of the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Bill
This report discusses only Part 2(1) of this bill, which aims to ensure that compensation for breaches of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Human Rights Act 1993 and Privacy Act 1993, is treated as a remedy of last resort for prisoners. Under the bill, compensation will only be possible wh...
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice supplementing Necessary and Desirable: Privacy Act 1993 Review (December 1998) and the First and Second Supplements to that report (April 2000 and January 2003).
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Social Development and Employment pursuant to section 19(2A) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 in relation to mutual assistance provisions in the revised reciprocity agreement on social security between New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
On 15 May 2003 I appeared before the Committee in support of the recommendations contained in a report I had given to the Minister of Justice1. In the report I noted the Canadian Privacy Commissioner's general approach to new laws dealing with terrorism. A member of the Committee asked that I further explain the approach suggested by the Canadian Privacy Commissioner. The Committee endorsed that re...
Submission by the Privacy Commisioner on Public Health Legislation
Discussion Paper This discussion paper is one of the last steps in public consultation prior to the government taking final policy decisions upon, and drafting, a replacement for the Health Act 1956. This step towards new legislation has great significance for public health regulation. It is also a notable one in terms of privacy given the sensitivity of medical information and the centrality of confidentiality to...
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice in relation to the Counter-Terrorism Bill
1.1 This bill builds on the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 by introducing new terrorism-related offences and penalties. It also authorises a range of investigative measures addressed to general law enforcement.
1.2 A number of the measures in the bill touch upon information privacy issues. For example, there is a clause requiring people involved with pa...
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice in relation to the Independent Police Complaints Authority Amendment Bill and the Police Complaints Authority (Conditional Name Protection) Amendment Bill
POLICE COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY ACT AMENDMENTS
The Independent Police Complaints Authority Amendment Bill is a government measure implementing aspects of recommendations of the review of the Police Complaints Authority conducted by Hon Sir Rod...
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Ministers of Justice and Social Services pursuant to section 19(2A) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 in relation to the mutual assistance provisions in the revised reciprocity agreement on social security between New Zealand and Australia
The Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 empowers the Government to enter into reciprocity agreements for mutual assistance on social security with forei...
Submission by the Privacy Commissioner on the Ministry of Economic Development's discussion paper: Digital Technology and the Copyright Act 1994
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE COPYRIGHT ACT 1994
1.1 I welcome the opportunity to make a submission on the Ministry of Economic Development's discussion paper Digital Technology and the Copyright Act 1994. This submission follows through on an earlier one filed in August1.
Report by the Privacy Commissioner to the Minister of Justice recommending the making of an Order in Council to revoke the Fourth Schedule to the Privacy Act 1993 and to substitute a new Schedule containing a revised set of information matching rules
1.1 In this report I recommend that making of an Order in Council pursuant to section 107 of the Privacy Act 1993 to substitute a new set of information matching rules.