Stats NZ seeks public views on new law enabling wider collection of data

Tina Morrison
Thu, 27 Sep 2018

By Tina Morrison Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Stats NZ, the country's official data agency, has released a public discussion document seeking views on an update to its 1975 governing law, which Statistics Minister James Shaw notes is no longer fit for purpose. "Legislation dating from the 1970s is not fit for today’s purpose," Shaw said in his foreword to the 46-page document published online. "Mass computer access, the internet and social media have all arrived in the years since the Statistics Act was passed. Data and statistics legislatio...

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