Security clearance information

220 Use of information provided for security clearance assessment

(1)

Any information obtained by or disclosed to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service for the purpose of a security clearance assessment may be used only for the following purposes:

(a)

the security clearance assessment:

(b)

any other security clearance assessment:

(c)

counter-intelligence.

(2)

Subsection (1) applies despite anything in information privacy principle 10 set out in section 22 of the Privacy Act 2020.

(3)

In this section,—

counter-intelligence means the intelligence activities carried out to identify and counteract the threat, or potential threat, of unauthorised disclosure of official information by a person who holds, or has held, a New Zealand Government-sponsored national security clearance

security clearance assessment means an assessment conducted by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service in the performance of its function under section 11 for the purpose of making a recommendation as to an individual’s suitability to hold a New Zealand Government-sponsored national security clearance.

Section 220(2): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 217 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).