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Have you complied with any relevant Code of Practice issued by the Privacy Commissioner?

The design of new legislation must take account of any applicable Code of Practice.


The Privacy Commissioner issues Codes of Practice that may modify the application of or replace the Information Privacy Principles (such as in respect of health information). Codes of Practice have the force of regulations and are enforceable through the Privacy Commissioner and the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Legislation can be inconsistent with a Code of Practice, but this intention must be clear on the face of the legislation.

A list of the currently applicable Codes of Practice can be found on the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

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