To maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect collective and individual ministerial responsibility. Use this calculator to work out the latest date (usually 20 working days) by when an agency must respond to you if you make a request to access or correct your personal information. 1 Actions relating to protection of privacy are governed by Articles 28, 28a and 28l of the Civil Code2. [64][65] The expectation of eventual public scrutiny is also believed to have significantly improved the quality of advice to government. Transfer decisions by Ministers can not be appealed or investigated. [26] Requests must specify the information they are seeking with "due particularity" and can be made in any form and communicated by any means. 1 The Commissioner is appointed by the Federal Council for a term of office of four years. [58][59] The Law Commission has said that it is "central to New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements". [86], A review by Chief Ombudsman Beverley Wakem in 2015 focused on the implementation of the Act by government agencies. 2 Federal bodies must declare all their data files to the Commissioner in order to have them registered. releasing the information would contravene another Act of Parliament, releasing the information would constitute, the requested information relates to criminal disclosure and can be sought under the Criminal Disclosures Act 2008. the requested information does not exist or cannot be found. [88], In 2018 the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties made a number of recommendations for reform of the Act, including expanding coverage to Parliament, companies in which the government has majority control, and quasi-judicial agencies such as the Independent Police Complaints Authority; greater proactive release; limiting commercial and legal withholding grounds; and various measures to reduce political interference with the operation of the Act. Sensitive personal data and personality profiles may be made accessible online only if this is expressly provided for in a formal enactment.6, 3bis Federal bodies may make personal data generally accessible by means of automated information and communication services if a legal basis is provided for the publication of such data or if they make information accessible to the general public on the basis of paragraph1bis. Repealed by No 3 of the FA of 19 March 2010 on the Implementation of Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA on the protection of personal data processed in the framework of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, with effect from 1 Dec. 2010 (AS 2010 3387 3418; BBl 2009 6749). 1 Amended by No 3 of the FA of 19 March 2010 on the Implementation of Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA on the protection of personal data processed in the framework of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, in force since 1 Dec. 2010 (AS 2010 3387 3418; BBl 2009 6749). 1 Second sentence inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact the relevant department’s RTI officerwho will advise if the information is accessible through an administrative release process, or i… Under the Official Information Act 1982. s 9(2)(a) Under the Official Information Act 1982. To enable a Minister of the Crown or any department or organisation holding the information to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities. This was to be implemented through a rewritten Act, which would cover both central and local government. 1 Amended by Annex No 4 of the Freedom of Information Act of 17 Dec. 2004, in force since 1 July 2006 (AS 2006 2319; BBl 2003 1963).2 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).3 Inserted by Annex No 4 of the Freedom of Information Act of 17 Dec. 2004 (AS 2006 2319; BBl 2003 1963). [17] In 1981 the committee released a supplementary report with recommendations about the oversight and administration of the Act and the treatment of classified information. 1 Inserted by No 3 of the FA of 19 March 2010 on the Implementation of Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA on the protection of personal data processed in the framework of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (AS 2010 3387 3418; BBl 2009 6749). 1 The Commissioner shall investigate cases in more detail on his own initiative or at the request of a third party if: 2 To this end, he may request files, obtain information and arrange for processed data to be shown to him. The Act defines a working day as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday and Labour Day; the following Monday if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day fall on a Saturday or Sunday; and all days between 25 December and 15 January. The scope of the Act is extremely broad compared to other international freedom of information laws,[22] and includes all information held by any Minister in their official capacity, or by any government department or organisation (as listed in the schedules to the Act or the Ombudsmen Act 1975). Review of the Official Information Act 1982, "New Zealand Parliamentary Debates. They recommended oversight by a specialist Open Government Commission, and criminal penalties for officials who subvert the law by destroying, falsifying or hiding official information. [54], The Act provides immunity from civil and criminal proceedings for good faith decisions to release information under the Act. [53], The Act requires the Ministry of Justice to produce a directory of official information, setting out the functions, structure, contact details, and information held by each agency subject to the Act. 3 It may provide for derogations from Articles 8 and 9 in relation to the provision of information by Swiss diplomatic and consular representations abroad. The guiding principle is that information must be made available unless good reason exists under the Acts for withholding it. The Act underwent major reform in 1987 to provide further transparency. the requested information is not held by the requested agency, and it does not believe any agency subject to the OIA holds such information, the request is frivolous or vexatious, or the information requested is trivial. [6], Most decisions made under the Act can be appealed to the Ombudsman, including decisions to withhold or charge for information, or extend a request deadline. Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).4 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).5 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).6 SR 152.37 Inserted by No II 1 of the FA of 28 Sept. 2018 on the Implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, in force since 1 March 2019 (AS 2019 625; BBl 2017 6941). To avoid prejudice to the substantial economic interests of New Zealand. In 1962, a Royal Commission of Inquiry into state services declared that "Government administration is the public’s business, and that the people are entitled to know more than they do of what is being done, and why. The appointment must be approved by the Federal Assembly. Released under the Official Information Act 1982. (2) In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates- (a) any reference to the disclosing or receiving of anything includes a reference to the disclosing or receiving of any part or the substance, effect or description thereof; 4 The duty of the controller of the data file to provide information ceases to apply if the data subject has already been informed or, in cases under paragraph 3, if: 5 The controller of the data file may refuse, restrict or defer the provision of information subject to the requirements of Article 9 paragraphs 1 and 4. [57] The Court of Appeal has said that "the permeating importance of the Act is such that it is entitled to be ranked as a constitutional measure". Additionally, consent must be given expressly in the case of processing of sensitive personal data or personality profiles.3. 4 If the controller of a data file has personal data processed by a third party, the controller remains under an obligation to provide information. Findings, Declarations, and Purposes (a) FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS -- The Congress finds and declares that -- To maintain legal professional privilege. There are two Acts that govern access to official information: the Official Information Act 1982; and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. 2 Any data subject may request that incorrect data be corrected. [40], Finally, official information requests can also be refused for administrative reasons. 1 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).2 Inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).3 Inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). To maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials. [19] Ministers could also over-rule a decision by the Ombudsman to release information simply by recording that decision in writing. To protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information. There is broad agreement in New Zealand that the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) has changed the culture of government in relation to access to information, and expectations of public participation in decision-making. Memorandum Auckland Transport An Auckland Council Organisation To: Cc: From: Date: Subject: Purpose Richard Morris, Chief Financial Officer Stuart McDougall, RI-TP … 25 of the Archiving Act of 26 June 1998, with effect from 1 Oct. 1999 (AS 1999 2243; BBl 1997 II 941). 1 Inserted by Annex No 4 of the Freedom of Information Act of 17 Dec. 2004, in force since 1 July 2006 (AS 2006 2319; BBl 2003 1963). [89], In 2018 the government included a commitment to investigate whether to conduct a formal review of the Act in its Open Government Partnership action plan. 1 The Commissioner may not carry on another occupation. [61][62][63] It is seen as having enabled other transparency reforms, such as the Privacy Act, Public Finance Act, and Fiscal Responsibility Act. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).2 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).3 SR 172.0214 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). 1 Federal bodies are obliged to inform the data subject of the collection of personal data; this duty to provide information also applies where the data is collected from third parties. Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 15 Dec. 2006 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). 4 The private controller of a data file may further refuse, restrict or defer the provision of information where his own overriding interests so require and he does not disclose the personal data to third parties. The right to refuse to testify under Article 16 of the Administrative Procedure Act3 applies by analogy. 1 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).2 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). There are 12 information privacy principles (dealing with the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information, and an individual's right to access his or her personal information an… 2 They must take the required measures within one year of the commencement of this Act to be able to provide the information required under Article 8. Impact of compliance costs for beekeepers, processors and exporters . 1 Repealed by Art. Almost 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. Section 2(4): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40). 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Official Information Act 1982. To protect information where the making available of the information would disclose a trade secret. Section 2. [33] Any charge set must be reasonable. 1 The Commissioner maintains a register of data files that is accessible online. [84], The Law Commission reviewed the Act again in 2012, and recommended expanding the scope of the Act to cover the parliamentary service and remove inconsistencies, replacing the Ombudsman with a specialist Information Commissioner, and expanding the Act to cover proactive release, as well as a number of administrative and technical changes. Part I — Preliminary. Section 2. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Committee, see Mayor’s Order 2001-30, February 27, 2001 ( 48 DCR 2380). The Act mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration 4 The federal body shall refuse or restrict disclosure, or make it subject to conditions if: 1 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).2 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).3 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).4 SR 152.35 Inserted by Annex No 4 of the Freedom of Information Act of 17 Dec. 2004, in force since 1 July 2006 (AS 2006 2319; BBl 2003 1963).6 Second sentence according to No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, with effect from 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).7 Inserted by Annex No 4 of the Freedom of Information Act of 17 Dec. 2004, in force since 1 July 2006 (AS 2006 2319; BBl 2003 1963). Table 4.1.1 of the Discussion Document provides a summary of the estimated costs of the The guiding principle of the Act is that information should be made … Agencies merely had to respond "as soon as reasonably practicable", which led to frequent delays. 3 Third parties may claim the same justification as the instructing party. 333 of the Criminal Code in the version of the FA of 13 Dec. 2002, in force since 1 Jan. 2007 (AS 2006 3459; BBl 1999 1979).4 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). [51], In addition to the complaints procedure under the OIA, the general procedures of government agencies (but not Ministers) in handling OIA requests are subject to the Ombudsman's jurisdiction under the Ombudsmen Act 1975. The Act replaced the Official Secrets Act, 1956. This includes: a statement listing your rights as a patient; information about your legal status, in other words, whether you are under compulsory assessment or treatment or not In 2010, details of Ministerial credit card spending from 2003 to 2008 was released under the Act. The Official Information Act was passed at the same time as the 1997 Constitution, and was designed to formally define the conditions of access to information. 2 The employment relationship is governed by the Federal Personnel Act of 24 March 20003, unless this Act provides otherwise. The exceptions contained in Articles 2 and 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act do not apply. releasing the information would require substantial collation or research. 1 Repealed by Art. 1 Anyone with a legitimate interest may request the federal body concerned to: 2 If it is not possible to prove the accuracy or the inaccuracy of personal data, the federal body must mark the data correspondingly. This amendment is taken into account throughout this Act.2 SR 172.0213 Second sentence according to No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).4 Inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101). 1 Inserted by No 3 of the FA of 19 March 2010 on the Implementation of Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA on the protection of personal data processed in the framework of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, in force since 1 Dec. 2010 (AS 2010 3387 3418; BBl 2009 6749). (1977). 2 As soon as the reason for refusal, restriction or deferral ceases to apply, the federal bodies are bound by the duty to provide information unless compliance is not possible or possible only with disproportionate inconvenience or expense. The OIA allows New Zealanders to have access to information that enables their participation in government, and hold governments and government agencies to account. 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[50] No Ombudsman's decision has been vetoed since the amendment was passed. 2540 (1997)." To protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information from the same source, and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied. He informs the department concerned or the Federal Chancellery of his recommendation. An Act to give to members of the public rights of access to official documents of the Government of the Commonwealth and of its agencies. 5 If a recommendation is not complied with or is rejected, he may refer the matter to the department or to the Federal Chancellery for a decision. [44] Failure to respond to a request (known as "delay deemed refusal"[45]) can also be appealed. 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