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Privacy for agencies

"Agencies" that have to comply with the Privacy Act come in all shapes and sizes clubs, businesses and government departments alike. Even an individual can be an "agency". Almost everyone is covered if they hold personal information.

Find out about Your Obligations under the Act and How to avoid a complaint?

Find out how to get privacy right when you're Getting started.

Check out our guidelines for emerging and existing technologies.

Our Data Safety Toolkit provides tips to help organisations prevent common mistakes that lead to data breaches, and advice on what to do when a breach happens.

We also have a page of specific Info for Employers.

If you have a query try AskUs or send us your enquiry using this form.  If you still need help then phone us on 0800 803 909 (Monday to Friday, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm).

Giving notice to website visitors about how you collect and use personal information is good privacy practice.  Read our notes on how to approach the task of writing an effective website privacy notice or try our five minute privacy statement generator - Priv-o-Matic.

See the text of our brochure Good Privacy is Good Business for some useful tips. Contact us at orders@privacy.org.nz if you would like copies of the brochure itself.

Occasionally we issue guidance notes to provide informative and easy to follow guidelines that:

  • raise awareness of privacy issues
  • promote good information handling practice
  • help you to comply with the principles of the Privacy Act

Check out our guidance on sharing personal information of families and vulnerable children.