Submission: Privacy Bill

InternetNZ welcomes the Privacy Bill

InternetNZ welcomes the Privacy Bill as a long-awaited update to New Zealand’s current privacy law.

Privacy is a human right, and applies online just as it does offline. New Zealanders see privacy as a key Internet issue. In 2016 and 2017, our research showed that 70% of New Zealanders were concerned about threats to personal data online. More recently, stories about Cambridge Analytica, and attention on Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, have shown that privacy concerns cross borders, in ways that affect New Zealanders.

Our submission supports the Bill, and proposes improvements, to bring our law up to date, and to support a trustworthy Internet that benefits New Zealanders.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018