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CANTERBURY: Privacy Act Amendments

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  • Region: Nationwide
  • Venue: Duncan Cotterill

The new Privacy Act 2020 – what you need to know.

After a lengthy parliamentary process, the Privacy Bill received Royal Assent on 30 June 2020 to become the Privacy Act 2020 (the Act). This completes the long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law. The Act repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993 to more closely align the law with our evolving conceptions of privacy in the digital age. The Act comes into force on 1 December 2020.

In addition to new reporting obligations and notification requirements for privacy breaches, the Act contains several significant changes to New Zealand’s privacy law. So, businesses and organisations should now be preparing for these changes.

Please join us for an entertaining and informative update on this very important topic.

About our Presenter: Jonathan Forsey, Special Counsel, Duncan Cotterill

Jonathan has considerable experience across a broad range of civil litigation and dispute resolution at all court levels, specialist tribunals, arbitration, and mediation. Specialising in defamation, privacy issues, official information, Jonathan is well qualified to speak to changes to the privacy act which come into effect from 1 December 2020.

Thanks to our Sponsor Duncan Cotterill


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