25 Nov New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Urges Law Reform
In a briefing to the incoming justice minister, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards stated that New Zealand’s privacy laws are failing to keep up with international standards and are thus, in need of immediate reform.
Edwards also revealed that more that 100 recommendations made way back in 2011 are yet to be reflected in the Privacy Act. He also warned that backward privacy laws can inhibit growth in an increasinly digital economy.
He also said that he is expecting the influential GDPR to have an impact on many of New Zealand’s trading partners.