Privacy Amendment Act 2000

Privacy Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 76
Date of assent14 November 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Privacy Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Privacy Act 1993 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 97 of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of specified agency, and substituting the following definition:

    specified agency means any of the following agencies

    • (a) the Accident Compensation Corporation:

    • (b) the Chief Registrar of Electors:

    • (c) the Department for Courts:

    • (d) the Department of Corrections:

    • (e) the Department of Labour:

    • (f) the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 1964:

    • (g) the Inland Revenue Department:

    • (h) the New Zealand Customs Service:

    • (i) the Regulator, as defined in the Accident Insurance Act 1998:

    • (j) any tertiary institution, secondary school, or private training establishment (as those terms are defined in the Education Act 1989) to which section 226A or section 238B of that Act applies, as from time to time notified to the Commissioner by the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 1964.

    (2) The following enactments are consequentially repealed:

    • (b) section 5 of the Privacy Amendment Act 1996.

4 Schedule 3 amended
  • (1) Schedule 3 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the item relating to section 131A of the Social Security Act 1964.

    (2) Section 44 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 is consequentially repealed.


Legislative history

9 November 2000Divided from the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 7) as reported from the Justice and Electoral Committee (Bill 334-A2), third reading