56 Personal information relating to domestic affairs


Nothing in the information privacy principles applies in respect of—


the collection of personal information by an agency that is an individual; or


personal information that is held by an agency that is an individual,—

where that personal information is collected or held by that individual solely or principally for the purposes of, or in connection with, that individual’s personal, family, or household affairs.


The exemption in subsection (1) ceases to apply once the personal information concerned is collected, disclosed, or used, if that collection, disclosure, or use would be highly offensive to an ordinary reasonable person.

Compare: Data Protection Act 1984 s 33(1) (UK)

Section 56(2): inserted, on 3 July 2015, by section 41 of the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (2015 No 63).