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Privacy Act & codes

Introduction of the Privacy (Cross-border Information) Amendment Bill

The Select Committee reported back to Parliament on the Bill in September 2009. For the Select Committee report, click here.

The Privacy (Cross-Border Information) Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament in July 2008. The bill had its first reading and was referred to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee in April 2009.

The Privacy Commissioner and the Minister of Justice released statements welcoming the bill noting benefits for New Zealand's trading opportunities and protection of personal information.

Parliament debated the bill and referred it to a select committee. The Justice and Electoral Committee invited public submissions to be made on the bill by 14 May 2009.

The Privacy Commissioner submitted a report on the bill on 12 May 2009 and appeared before the Justice and Electoral Committee on 25 June. Following the select committee appearance the Commissioner issued a media release highlighting the importance of the bill for trade and consumer protection.

The Privacy Commissioner issued a media statement on the enactment of the bill in August 2010.