NZ's privacy regime needs teeth, says UN Rapporteur Cannataci

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 May 2016

By Pattrick Smellie May 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's privacy regime is weaker than many of its international counterparts and needs teeth, the United Nations Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Professor Joe Cannataci, told a forum in Wellington hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The commissioner should have powers to impose fines on the likes of Facebook and Google, as European privacy regulators have done for personal information breaches, Cannataci said. "The principles of New Zealand laws are not wrong, but the...

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