Privacy Act 1993

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Justice
  • repealed
  • Privacy Act 1993: repealed, on 1 December 2020, by section 216(1) of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).
14 Commissioner to have regard to certain matters

In the performance of his or her functions, and the exercise of his or her powers, under this Act, the Commissioner shall—


have due regard for the protection of important human rights and social interests that compete with privacy, including the general desirability of a free flow of information and the recognition of the right of government and business to achieve their objectives in an efficient way; and


take account of international obligations accepted by New Zealand, including those concerning the international technology of communications; and


consider any developing general international guidelines relevant to the better protection of individual privacy; and


have due regard to the information privacy principles and the public register privacy principles.

Compare: 1991 No 126 s 7; Privacy Act 1988 s 29 (Aust)