The Privacy Commission's report, Review of the Privacy Act 1993, contains 136 recommendations and is the culmination of a four-stage review of privacy law.
Professor Burrows said privacy was enormously important to people, as evidenced by the British phone hacking scandal. "The depth of outrage there was extreme worldwide, and that shows you people don't like other people messing with their personal information."
Changes proposed include a statutory "do not call register" which would allow New Zealanders to choose not to receive telephone marketing calls.
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