14 Deputy Privacy Commissioner

(1)

The Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the responsible Minister, appoint a Deputy Privacy Commissioner.

(2)

Part 2 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, except section 46, applies to the appointment and removal of a Deputy Commissioner in the same manner as it applies to the appointment and removal of the Commissioner.

(3)

Subject to the control of the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner may perform or exercise all the functions, duties, and powers of the Commissioner.

(4)

When there is a vacancy in the position of Commissioner or when the Commissioner is (for whatever reason) absent from duty, the Deputy Commissioner may perform or exercise all the functions, duties, and powers of the Commissioner.

(5)

The Deputy Commissioner is entitled to all the protections, privileges, and immunities of the Commissioner.

Compare: 1993 No 28 s 15