New Zealand's Office of the Privacy Commissioner announced the Privacy Act 2020 has taken effect. "The new act brings with it a wider range of enforcement tools to encourage best practice, which means we are now able to take a different approach to the way we work as a regulator," Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said. Notably, the updated legislation features new breach reporting obligations, criminal penalties and new provisions on international data transfers. Also, Edwards joined RNZ's Corin Dann to offer his thoughts on the law.
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