Gill Bonnett reports:
Immigration New Zealand has breached privacy laws by refusing to release information to immigrants, according to the Privacy Commission. But the immigration agency has rejected the commission’s recommendation to release the information.
Immigration New Zealand says under the Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2), passed by Parliament last night the Privacy Act would not be applicable to some of its workload. The legislation will apply retrospectively.
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The Privacy Commissioner’s Office tells me that their office’s recommendation is not publicly available and it’s up to the entity to release it.