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Privacy for agencies

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union (EU) data privacy law. It comes into full effect on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR's main purpose is to create one coherent data protection framework across the EU, greatly improving data protection and privacy rights. It imposes a comprehensive set of principles and obligations which agencies working in or with the EU will need to be aware of and comply with.

Use these resources to learn more about the GDPR and how it could affect your agency. We'll add more resources as they become available.

General information

EU GDPR general information document (provided to Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities by the EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party)

For businesses

Principles of EU General Data Protection Regulation (created by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise)

For government agencies

The Public Sector Intranet hosts resources to help government agencies quickly get up to speed with the GDPR and start to assess how it may impact their operations:

Basics of the GDPR for NZ Government Agencies

GDPR Resources

Brief Summary of GDPR Articles