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Source: Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has created two new interactive online tools to help organisations and businesses understand what they need to do if they are sending New Zealanders personal information overseas. The Privacy Act 2020 introduces a new principle 12 that has new requirements when disclosing personal information to a foreign person or entity. Principle 12 aims to ensure that personal information sent overseas is subject to privacy safeguards that are similar to those in New Zealand. Businesses and organisations must be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken necessary due diligence before making a cross-border disclosure.