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New Zealand Will Consider Schrems II Decision in Implementing Own Privacy Act

New Zealand’s Data Protection Authority has offered its take on the Schrems II ruling that invalidated EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

The decision does not directly affect transfers of data from the EU to New Zealand because such transfers are conducted on the basis of the adequacy decision in place. But the influence of this decision on international data transfers more generally is likely to be significant.

New Zealand will also be considering the decision in Schrems II as it develops model contract clauses under the new Privacy Act 2020 coming into force on 1 December 2020 and imposing limits on international transfers of personal information.

Source: International data transfers: The Schrems II decision