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The Privacy Act (New Zealand)
The New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 (the Privacy Act) came into effect on December 1, 2020, repealing and replacing the Privacy Act 1993. The updated law covers many of the same concepts as the 1993 law, but adds provisions covering extraterritorial application, mandatory breach notification, access requests, Privacy Commissioner enforcement powers, and certain criminal offenses and penalties. Key to the Privacy Act 2020 are its thirteen Information Privacy Principles that govern how organisations should collect, handle and use personal information.
Google is committed to helping our customers meet their obligations under the Privacy Act by offering convenient tools and building strong privacy and security protections into our services and contracts. We have published a whitepaper describing how Google Cloud implements data privacy and security capabilities to help customers comply with the Privacy Act.