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Towards New Data and Statistics Legislation: Public Discussion Document

Member feedback is sought on a proposed update to the Statistics Act 1975. The new legislation aims to find the right balance between delivering increased value to New Zealanders through data availability and research, while ensuring data such as health information is shared and used in a way that keeps people safe and is acceptable to society.

This consultation seeks input on:

  • what data to collect and how to collect it
  • when data should be made open or only available to approved users
  • the confidentiality settings for data
  • whether data should be integrated with other data
  • who can access data.

The discussion document can be found at:

Individuals may also make submissions directly at the following link:

Please send feedback to by 7th November 2018