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Can a landlord request a bank statement?

Earlier this month The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) launched a new compliance monitoring programme to ensure landlords, managers and agencies are not breaching the Privacy Act when requesting and handling (prospective) tenant information. The guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under the Privacy Act....

November 26, 2021

The new compliance monitoring programme: What landlords can and can’t ask

Earlier this month The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) launched a new compliance monitoring programme to ensure landlords, managers and agencies are not breaching the Privacy Act. “It’s not about us going around beating them up” says the Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, on the new guidance for the rental sector. “Everyone knows where they stand. Now, we are moving into the enforcement or compliance stage”....

November 24, 2021

Public Health (Vaccination) Order 2021

As New Zealand steadily tracks towards its vaccination targets and a much-anticipated reopening, businesses across New Zealand are continuing to grapple with ways to best prevent and manage COVID-19 in the workplace. Currently front of mind are vaccination policies for staff and other visitors to the workplace and Government mandated vaccine requirements. As a result, businesses continue to collect more sensitive information about employees, contractors and other visitors to the workplace, inclu...

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