On 13 March 2019 the Justice Select Committee released its report on the proposed Privacy Bill which will repeal and replace the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Commissioner previously lobbied for a number of changes to the Bill but unfortunately the Committee did not give him everything on his wish list. Below is a summary of the key changes the Select Committee has proposed to the Bill and the changes that did not make the cut.
The key changes proposed by the Committee are:
The Committee did not include the following key changes recommended by the Commissioner:
The Bill is expected to come into force on 1 March 2020.
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Click here to view the Justice Select Committee’s report.