96C Interpretation

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

adverse action has the meaning given to it by section 97 and includes a decision to impose a penalty or a fine or to recover a penalty or a fine

approved information sharing agreement means an information sharing agreement approved by an Order in Council that is for the time being in force

code of practice means a code of practice issued under section 46

department has the meaning given to it by section 2(1) and also includes—


the New Zealand Police:


the New Zealand Transport Agency

information sharing agreement or agreement means an agreement between or within agencies that enables the sharing of personal information (whether or not the sharing also includes information that is not personal information) to facilitate the provision of a public service

lead agency means a department that enters into an information sharing agreement and is designated as the lead agency in—


the agreement; and


the Order in Council approving the agreement

local authority means a local authority or public body named or specified in Schedule 1 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

Order in Council, except in sections 96V(3) and 96Z, means an Order in Council made under section 96J(1)

organisation means—


an organisation named in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975; and


an organisation named in Schedule 1 of the Official Information Act 1982

private sector agency means a non-government agency

public sector agency means a department, an organisation, or a local authority

public service means a public function or duty that is conferred or imposed on a public sector agency—


by or under law; or


by a policy of the Government

relevant Minister means the Minister who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for a lead agency

sharing, in relation to any information, means all or any of the following if authorised by an approved information sharing agreement:


collecting the information:


storing the information:


checking the information:


using the information:


disclosing the information:


exchanging the information:


if necessary, assigning a unique identifier to an individual.

Section 96C: inserted, on 27 February 2013, by section 8 of the Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1).