Privacy Commissioner


Enquires into any practice, procedure, technical development or enactment of legislation which may lead to infringement of individual privacy. This can involve receiving representations from the public on such matters; reporting to the Prime Minister on matters affecting individual privacy; educating the public in such matters and developing Privacy Codes of Practice for specific industries, agencies and types of personal information.

Governing legislation

Privacy Act 1993

Administering body

The Privacy Commission is an independent government funded agency.

Contact details

Privacy Commissioner Contact details are available online


Case Notes are available from the Privacy Commission website (1994 onwards) and NZLII(1996 onwards).
Note:no Case Notes were released in the 2000 calendar year.

Indexed by

Reported in

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (Case notes 1993-1998); Complaints Review Tribunal privacy cases 1993-2001); codes of practice; annual report; Private Word (newsletter); Canterbury University (issues sheets, fact sheets, Complaints Review Tribunal privacy cases 1993 - 1997)



A Privacy Commissioner was originally established under the repealed Privacy Commissioner Act 1991.