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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Justice Select Committee releases report on New Zealand's Privacy Bill Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 Dec. 2023




According to a news release, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has received a report from the Justice Select Committee regarding the country's Privacy Bill. "The Committee has listened to submitters and the reported back Bill contains measures to ensure the law addresses some of the most pressing aspects of the modern digital economy," Edwards said in the release. "The law will now explicitly set out when agencies that collect, process and use New Zealanders’ personal information will have to comply with New Zealand law — regardless of whether these agencies have a brick-and-mortar presence on our islands." The report helped clarify the legislation's application to overseas agencies and activities, raised the breach notification threshold, and set standards for news media exemptions.
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