The Privacy Act 2020 came into force on 1 December 2020, replacing Privacy Act 1993.

View the full Privacy Act 2020.

For a section-by-section comparison of the old and new Privacy Acts, view the comparison table from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

For a link to Privacy Regulations 2020, which set forth the procedure for giving public notice of notifiable privacy breaches, requirements for approved information sharing agreements and more, see here.

For information about the manner in which agencies must apply for authorisations under section 30(2), see guidance from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner here.

Download a copy of the Privacy Act 2020.