The Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement Between Ministry of Justice and Statistics New Zealand) Order 2017, made on 27 March 2017, will come into force on 27 April 2017.
The Order approves an information sharing agreement entered into under the Privacy Act 1993 between the two agencies.
Under the agreement, the Ministry of Justice will supply to Statistics New Zealand personal information that is permitted information described in Schedule 2 of the Senior Courts Act 2016 and Schedule 1 of the District Court Act 2016.
The personal information may not include any information suppressed by or under a court order or any enactment.
Statistics New Zealand will link the information with other administrative data it holds from other government agencies, surveys and non-government organisations. The resulting information will be available under the Statistics Act 1975 to researchers for bona fide research in relation to matters of public interest and also for the production of official statistics.