In the performance of his or her functions, and the exercise of his or her powers, under this Act, the Commissioner shall—
(a) have due regard for the protection of important human rights and social interests that compete with privacy, including the general desirability of a free flow of information and the recognition of the right of government and business to achieve their objectives in an efficient way; and
(b) take account of international obligations accepted by New Zealand, including those concerning the international technology of communications; and
(c) consider any developing general international guidelines relevant to the better protection of individual privacy; and
(d) have due regard to the information privacy principles and the public register privacy principles.
Compare: 1991 No 126 s 7; Privacy Act 1988 s 29 (Aust)