Privacy Law

The rapid pace of technological innovation means that privacy law is becoming an increasingly important area. In an interconnected world, the use, misuse and inadvertent disclosure of personal and commercial information can have serious consequences. We provide advice on:

  • Requests for information – making requests; responding to requests; objecting to requests; reasons for refusing access to personal information; categories of information; “evaluative material”
  • Privacy breaches and disclosure – accidental disclosure; what to do; when and how to report
  • Official Information Act – coverage; making requests; providing information
  • Complaints – complaints to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner; responding to complaints; investigations
  • Policies and procedures – use of personal information; rights and duties in respect of information held; obligation to correct information; obligation to produce information; cross-boundary advice
  • Electronically held information – email lists and internet; storage of information; mailing lists and subscriptions; subscribe options; SPAM and use of personal information; use of personal images and material; social media and privacy
  • Cross boundary privacy issues
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