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Comply with the Privacy Act 2020

The Privacy Act 2020, which will commence on 1 December 2020, introduces mandatory notification requirements for agencies for breaches that cause serious harm, or pose a risk of causing serious harm. The new Privacy Act also enhances the powers of the OPC, introduces new criminal penalties, and increases the amount of penalties for non-compliance.

OneTrust DataGuidance's Privacy Act Portal provides you with the ability to track developments regarding the Privacy Act and understand its obligations.


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Privacy Act v. GDPR

OneTrust DataGuidance has produced a detailed comparison between the existing Privacy Act 1993, the new Privacy Act 2020 and the GDPR, which assists organisations in understanding and comparing key provisions. You can leverage this information through our Privacy Act v. GDPR Comparison in the tab above.


New Zealand Privacy Landscape Overview


Watch our New Zealand Overview video to understand the state of privacy in New Zealand today.

Privacy Act v GDPR

GDPR Benchmark

This Chart aims at assisting organisations in understanding and comparing key provisions of the GDPR with relevant data protection law from around the globe. This Chart provides a comparison of the following key provisions:

  1. Scope
  2. Definitions and legal basis
  3. Rights
  4. Enforcement

Each topic includes relevant articles and sections from the law compared, a summary of the comparison, and a detailed analysis of the similarities and differences. The degree of similarity for each section can be identified using the key.

Scope Benchmark

    title
  • Personal scope
  • Territorial scope
  • Material scope
  • Argentina
    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

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Rights Benchmark

    title
  • Right to deletion
  • Right to be informed
  • Right to object
  • Right to access
  • Right not to be subject to discrimination
  • Right to data portability
  • Argentina
    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Consistent

    • Inconsistent

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Enforcement Benchmark

    title
  • Monetary penalties
  • Supervisory authority
  • Civil remedies
  • Argentina
    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

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