Some provisions have been cut from the proposed Privacy (Information Sharing) Bill, which will mean easier sharing of government-held data, reports Stuff.co.nz, and some are concerned that the sharing extends to private firms as well. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has said, "It's certainly an issue as to whether business should be allowed some access (to government-held information) to a limited extent," adding, "That's exactly one of the concerns we have about this whole technology environment and the trend to use it and share it more widely, that it's the beginning, potentially, of a slippery slope." According to the report, Shroff will monitor the sharing agreements for their appropriateness.
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