109C Interpretation

In this Part,—

access, in relation to a database, includes remote access to that database

accessing agency means an agency specified in the first column of Schedule 4A

biometric information, in relation to a person, means information that comprises—


1 or more of the following kinds of personal information:


a photograph of all or any part of the person’s head and shoulders:


impressions of the person’s fingerprints:


a scan of the person’s irises; and


an electronic record of the personal information that is capable of being used for biometric matching

database means any information recording system or facility used by an agency to store information

holder agency means an agency specified in the third column of Schedule 4A

identity information, in relation to an individual, means any information that identifies, or relates to the identity of, the individual, and includes (without limitation) the following information:


the individual’s biographical details (for example, the individual’s name, address, date of birth, place of birth, and gender):


the individual’s biometric information:


a photograph or visual image of the individual:


details of the individual’s—


New Zealand travel document; or


certificate of identity:


details of any distinguishing features (including tattoos and birthmarks).

Section 109C: inserted, on 22 August 2017, by section 7 of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 42).