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Privacy Commissioner welcomes NetSafe as new HDCA agency
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Government’s announcement this week of NetSafe as the Approved Agency appointed under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Mr Edwards says establishing an agency to resolve complaints about harmful digital communications is an important step in helping people who are the victims of unacceptable online conduct. Read our media release.
Making advisory opinions
Advisory opinions are opinions that agencies and Ministers can seek from the Privacy Commissioner concerning the application of the Privacy Act. The Privacy Commissioner will consider applications from agencies seeking greater certainty about how the Privacy Act will apply in particular circumstances. The advisory opinion process is intended for matters of wider importance where there is dispute over the correct approach to interpreting the Privacy Act. Agencies are expected to have first sought independent legal advice. Find out more here.
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