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Published on: March 18, 2020

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While attention for many businesses has been focused elsewhere in recent weeks, the amendments to the Privacy Act have continued to progress. This seems timely given the number of privacy related issues that have arisen with Covid-19.

On Tuesday 17 March, Justice Minister Andrew Little tabled a supplementary order paper for the Privacy Bill, which sets out that the new Privacy Bill will commence on 1 November 2020. The Privacy Bill is due to be debated before the Committee of the whole House. Following this stage, it will move to its Third Reading and the Royal Assent.

We will be providing further updates and insights in the lead up to November, but information on the Bill is available here.

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