Updates and Changes Beyond
The latest site updates came about as a result of law, both in force and or coming into force. One such law is the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism Act 2009 (NZ). The next being the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) which in short covers Privacy for the European Union. It became enforceable on the 25th of May 2018. With UK leaving EU in 2019, assent got granted to the Data Protection Act 2018 on 23rd of May 2018.
The NZ Government also recently made similar changes by reforming the Privacy Act 1993 upgrading the current law. The intention being to better cater for Internet related Privacy, much like in Europe. The Privacy Bill (the Bill) repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993 (the Act), as recommended by Law Commission’s 2011 review of said Act.