The Privacy Act is changing on 1 December 2020.
The key changes for members and practices are:
- Privacy breach notification: privacy breaches which have caused, or are likely to cause, serious harm need to be reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and affected individuals as soon as possible.
- Sending personal information overseas: When sending personal information overseas, practices will need to make sure that the organisation they are sending it to is subject to comparable privacy protections to those we have in New Zealand.
Check these resources provided by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner: