Issued
2015

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police) Amendment Order 2015

Legislation amends an existing information sharing agreement between IR and the NZ Police from 1 May 2015.

The Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police) Amendment Order 2015 amends an existing information sharing agreement between Inland Revenue and the New Zealand Police.1 Under the agreement, Inland Revenue can share personal information with the New Zealand Police for the prevention, detection, investigation of, or to use as evidence of, a serious crime. Amendments have been made to the original agreement to clarify the intent and operational matters, as well as correct minor errors. These include:

  • providing greater clarity around Inland Revenue's ability to proactively share personal information outside of the categories of information that may be requested by New Zealand Police;
  • amending certain definitions in the information sharing agreement. In general, the amendments note that current and previous personal information may be provided; and
  • updating certain operational procedures relating to the sharing of personal information, particularly in relation to the physical receipt of information by New Zealand Police. This places the agreement in line with the requirements relating to the production of evidence in court proceedings, for example, hard drives and images.

The regulation amends the existing agreement from 1 May 2015

Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/62)

1Read the original agreement or go to the Tax Information Bulletin item in TIB Vol 26, No 6 (July 2014)