New transborder data transfer rules will go into effect in New Zealand Dec. 1. Principle 12 under the Privacy Act 2020 requires companies to implement stronger privacy protections when sending data overseas. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said the principle is similar to how Europe approaches data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. "A business or organisation will be accountable for the international disclosure of personal information and need to demonstrate that it has carried out the necessary due diligence checks required under the new privacy principle," Edwards said.
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