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How does GDPR affect NZ businesses?



“The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union (EU) data privacy law. It comes into full effect on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR’s main purpose is to create one coherent data protection framework across the EU, greatly improving data protection and privacy rights. It imposes a comprehensive set of principles and obligations which agencies working in or with the EU will need to be aware of and comply with.”

– NZ Privacy Commissioner

Are you receiving emails from overseas suppliers and contacts asking you to opt in or out of future communications? Do these senders want you to update your data held by them?

Those are decisions for you to make, however are you also wondering what your obligations as a New Zealand business may be under the GDPR?

Our Privacy Commissioner has issued some useful guidelines about the GDPR.

Here’s a link to the Privacy Commission’s official page with relevant links to more information:


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