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Privacy Act & codes

The Privacy Commissioner periodically reviews New Zealand's Privacy Act with a view to offering recommendations for improvements. Occasionally other bodies, such as the Law Commission, also review aspects of privacy law. Recommendations for law reform sometimes result in bills before Parliament.

The Privacy Commissioner first reviewed the Privacy Act in 1998. In July 2011, the New Zealand Law Commission completed a privacy review that began in 2006. Through the links below you can access resources on the Privacy Commissioner's and Law Commission's reviews.

There has been considerable law reform activity overseas as well. We have provided links to some recent resources from Australia and elsewhere.

Follow the links to read more and to download resources: