May 282014
 May 28, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Andrea Vance reports some changes in New Zealand:

Identity theft is to be outlawed with a fine of up to $10,000 under an overhaul of privacy laws.

The Government is to beef up the watchdog powers of the privacy commissioner. Organisations will also be required to report data breaches to the commissioner, and notify those affected in serious cases.

Penalty fines are to be increased and two new offences created.

Failing to notify the commissioner of a privacy breach or impersonating someone to obtain their personal information will be illegal and carry a fine of up to $10,000.

It will also be against the law to destroy documents containing personal information that a person has sought access to.

Read more on Stuff.

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