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Privacy Act & codes

Proposed Amendment No 5 to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003

The proposed amendment provides a clear lawful basis for the automated gathering and sharing of mobile emergency caller location information, to locate an emergency caller and thereby assist the emergency services to respond more quickly to an emergency.

An information paper is available here.

Address submissions to Office of the Privacy Commissioner at submissions@privacy.org.nz. Submissions can also be posted to TIPC Amendment Submissions, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, PO Box 466, Auckland 1140.

Submissions are now closed.

Credit Reporting Privacy Code Review

Clause 3 of the Code requires the Privacy Commissioner to review the operation of Amendments No 4 and No 5 as soon as practicable after 1 April 2015. The Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the amendments have been in place for long enough that it is now appropriate to initiate a review.

A discussion document is available here.

The Privacy Commissioner invited submissions on the questions in the discussion paper. These submissions are available on this page.

Submissions may be made public by the Privacy Commissioner or released under the Official Information Act.