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  • repealed
  • Privacy Act 1993: repealed, on 1 December 2020, by section 216(1) of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).
23 Privacy officers


It shall be the responsibility of each agency to ensure that there are, within that agency, 1 or more individuals whose responsibilities include—


the encouragement of compliance, by the agency, with the information privacy principles:


dealing with requests made to the agency pursuant to this Act:


working with the Commissioner in relation to investigations conducted pursuant to Part 8 in relation to the agency:


otherwise ensuring compliance by the agency with the provisions of this Act.


In relation to the functions of a departmental agency, the responsibility under this section lies with the departmental agency.

Section 23(2): inserted, on 7 August 2020, by section 121 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).