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Have you considered the consequences of non-compliance with the Privacy Act 1993?

The full range of consequences of creating legislation that does not comply with the Privacy Act 1993 should be considered.


The misuse or perceived misuse of personal information erodes the community’s trust in the Government and other institutions, and can make it harder to collect information in the future. Further, other countries may be reluctant to share information with New Zealand if this country does not give proper respect to privacy rights. 

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