New Zealand’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner announced the Privacy Act 2020 has taken effect. The updated legislation features new breach reporting obligations, criminal penalties and new provisions on international data transfers. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards joined RNZ’s Corin Dann to offer his thoughts on the law. The OPC said the Privacy Act 1993 will be relevant to privacy complaints that occurred prior to 1 Dec., issuing guidance on which act applies and when.
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