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Privacy Act 2020 - Mandatory Reporting of Privacy Breaches

Written by David Alizade PARTNER; Katie Wright SENIOR LAWYER; Gabrielle Beckett LAWYER on October 23rd, 2020.    

Ahead of the introduction of the Privacy Act 2020 (Act) on 1 December, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has this week launched its “NotifyUs” tool.  The tool is designed to assist organisations with one of the key changes under the Act – the requirement to notify the OPC of certain data breaches. This fact sheet gives an overview of the new breach reporting requirements and how you can prepare for them.


Employment Law and the NZ General Election 2020

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER; Jeremy Ansell, LAWYER on October 8th, 2020.    

Workplace relations policy often becomes a political football around election time with parties towards the “left” of the political spectrum ordinarily promoting enhanced workers rights vs. the more “right” leaning parties being more concerned with business interests. With advance voting now having opened, we examine some of the parties’ plans for reforming the employment laws.



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