Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Privacy Act 1993 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 42): Part 1

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement between Ministry of Justice and Crown Law Office) Order 2017 (LI 2017/218): clause 14

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement between Inland Revenue and Ministry of Social Development) Order 2017 (LI 2017/176): clause 15

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31): section 149

Taxation (Annual Rates for 2016–17, Closely Held Companies, and Remedial Matters) Act 2017 (2017 No 14): sections 396, 397

Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10): sections 313–317, 335

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Ministry of Justice and Statistics New Zealand) Order 2017 (LI 2017/51): clause 12

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5): section 347

Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 89): section 8

Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016 (2016 No 50): section 24

District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49): section 261

Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 36): section 48

Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (2015 No 63): sections 40, 41

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement for Improving Public Services for Vulnerable Children) Order 2015 (LI 2015/162): clause 16

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/62): clause 12

Education Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 1): section 45

Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 69): section 30

Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014 (2014 No 68): section 143

Financial Reporting Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 64): section 17

Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014 (2014 No 45): section 30

Food Act 2014 (2014 No 32): section 447

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement between Inland Revenue and Internal Affairs) Order 2014 (LI 2014/223): clause 14

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police) Order 2014 (LI 2014/184): clause 14

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014 (2014 No 1): section 27

Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111): section 14

Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013 (2013 No 97): section 25

Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 95): section 26

WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94): section 22

Financial Markets (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2013 (2013 No 70): section 150

Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68): section 249

Inquiries Act 2013 (2013 No 60): section 39

Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35): section 72

Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19): section 8

Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13): sections 35, 136

Student Loan Scheme Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 10): section 50

Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1)

Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012 (2012 No 123): section 76

Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119): section 77(3)

Wine Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 70): section 17

Animal Products Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 59): section 19

Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 58): section 21

Road User Charges Act 2012 (2012 No 1): section 94

Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81): section 413

Student Loan Scheme Act 2011 (2011 No 62): section 223

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57): section 59(2)

Privacy Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 44)

Auditor Regulation Act 2011 (2011 No 21): section 82

Legal Services Act 2011 (2011 No 4): section 144

Electoral Referendum Act 2010 (2010 No 139): section 81(2)

Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137): section 40(2)

Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 (2010 No 115): section 121(1)

Privacy (Cross-border Information) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 113)

Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (2010 No 111): section 241(2)

Education Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 25): section 78(2), (3)

Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1): section 5(1)(b)

Insolvency Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 52): section 21(2)

Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51): section 406(1)

Privacy Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 39)

Taxation (International Taxation, Life Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Act 2009 (2009 No 34): section 861

Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 17): section 35(4)

Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008 (2008 No 97): section 81

Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72): section 116(a)(vii)

Real Estate Agents Act 2008 (2008 No 66): section 173

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48): section 47

Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47): section 50(1)

Criminal Disclosure Act 2008 (2008 No 38): section 39

Corrections (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 24): section 7(2), (3)

Limited Partnerships Act 2008 (2008 No 1): section 120

Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109): section 298

Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97): section ZA 2(1)

Privacy Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 73)

Building Societies Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 43): section 8(2)

Sentencing Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 27): section 58

Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (2007 No 15): section 96

Student Loan Scheme Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 13): section 43(2)–(5)

Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006 (2006 No 74): section 185

Electricity Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 70): section 43

Climate Change Response Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 59): section 33

Insolvency Act 2006 (2006 No 55): section 445

Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters (Information Matching) Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 34): sections 8, 9

Education Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 19): section 52(2)

Privacy Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 11)

Veterinarians Act 2005 (2005 No 126): section 102

Privacy Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 80)

Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77): section 95(6)

Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 (2005 No 74): sections 74, 75

Citizenship Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 43): section 16

Registered Architects Act 2005 (2005 No 38): section 83

Railways Act 2005 (2005 No 37): section 103(3)

Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005 (2005 No 3): section 7

Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115): section 200

Civil Union Act 2004 (2004 No 102): section 46

Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 97): section 19(1)

Building Act 2004 (2004 No 72): section 414

Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2004 (2004 No 70): section 89

Taxation (Working for Families) Act 2004 (2004 No 52): section 25(1)

Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50): sections 205(2)(a), (3), 206

Wine Act 2003 (2003 No 114): section 126

Privacy Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 94)

Supreme Court Act 2003 (2003 No 53): section 48(1)

Gambling Act 2003 (2003 No 51): section 374

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48): section 175(1)

State Sector Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 41): sections 12(3), 14(1)

Social Workers Registration Act 2003 (2003 No 17): section 149

Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (2003 No 12): section 145

Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84): section 262

Land Transfer Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/213): regulation 44

Privacy Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 73)

Citizenship Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 62): section 4

Trade Marks Act 2002 (2002 No 49): section 201

Victims’ Rights Act 2002 (2002 No 39): section 53

Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 17): section 72

Sentencing Act 2002 (2002 No 9): section 186

Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (2002 No 6): section 137(1)

Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1): section 101(3)

Public Trust Act 2001 (2001 No 100): section 170(1)

Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96): section 71(1)

Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88): section 83

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001 (2001 No 49): section 337(1)

Local Electoral Act 2001 (2001 No 35): section 151

Public Audit Act 2001 (2001 No 10): section 52

Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 88): section 7

Privacy Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 76)

Legal Services Act 2000 (2000 No 42): section 128

Bail Act 2000 (2000 No 38): section 74(2)

Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 8): section 61

Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (1999 No 126): section 191(1)

Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Act 1999 (1999 No 94): section 8(1)

Sale of Liquor Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 92): section 125

Land Transport Act 1998 (1998 No 110): section 215(1)

Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96): section 11

Summary Proceedings Amendment Act (No 3) 1998 (1998 No 91): section 30

Rating Valuations Act 1998 (1998 No 69): section 54(1)

Privacy Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 57)

Privacy Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 71)

Privacy (Fifth Schedule) Order 1997 (SR 1997/86)

Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1996 (1996 No 145): section 3

Privacy Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 142)

Fisheries Act 1996 (1996 No 88): section 316(1)

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 (1996 No 47): sections 32, 33

Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27): section 289(1)

Dog Control Act 1996 (1996 No 13): section 79

Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61): section 96

Radio New Zealand Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 53): section 2

Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995 (1995 No 16): section 95

Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (1994 No 88): section 81(1)–(3)

Privacy Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 70)

Human Rights Act 1993 (1993 No 82): section 145

Privacy Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 59)

Privacy Act 1993 (1993 No 28): sections 114, 129B

Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44): section 65R(3)