This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order amends Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Privacy Act 1993 by inserting 14 items. The provisions listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Privacy Act 1993 are those under which various registers are maintained. By listing them in Schedule 2 they become public registers for the purpose of the Privacy Act 1993.
Twelve of the items added are provisions establishing registers maintained under various health occupational licensing statutes. As a result of adding these items, the occupational registers maintained under the provisions become public registers. The provisions are:
The other two items added to the schedule are regulation 5 of the Land Transfer Regulations 1966 and section 51 of the Securities Act 1978.
Regulation 5 of the Land Transfer Regulations 1966 relates to the index and journals to the land registers and the application book. The land registers themselves, which are maintained under sections 33 and 50 of the Land Transfer Act 1952, are already public registers. The order makes clear that the index and journals are also maintained pursuant to public register provisions.
Section 51 of the Securities Act 1978 requires issuers to keep registers of securities. Including section 51 in Schedule 2 of the Privacy Act 1993 will mean that issuers' registers become public registers, bringing them into line with related statutory registers such as those maintained under the Companies Act 1993.
This order comes into force on 19 November 1998.
Date of notification in Gazette: 22 October 1998.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.