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Source: Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is seeking public submissions on the proposed repeal and replacement of New Zealands six privacy codes of practice under the Privacy Act 2020. The new Privacy Act 2020 is set to come into force on 1 December. It makes several key reforms to New Zealands privacy law, including amendments to the information privacy principles. As a result, the six codes of practice made under the Privacy Act 1993 require replacement:

Health Information Privacy Code
Justice Sector Unique Identifier Code
Credit Reporting Privacy Code
Superannuation Schemes Unique Identifier Code
Telecommunications Information Privacy Code
Civil Defence National Emergencies (Information Sharing) Code. Summary of changes to codes

The proposed changes are limited to align each code with the new Privacy Act. No substantive new policies are to be implemented. Cross-border disclosures

Organisations have new legal obligations when disclosing personal information overseas.