This timely new title provides an all-in-one resource explaining the key concepts, processes, and obligations under the Privacy Act 2020. The aim of this text is to assist in understanding and providing informed advice on the changes to privacy law.

The Privacy Act 2020 repeals and alters the Privacy Act 1993 in many key respects. In particular, the legislation introduces significant new obligations and liabilities for agencies, including a tougher enforcement regime. This text is drawn from the authoritative publication Privacy Law and Practice.

Those who work with privacy law and policy on a day-to-day basis should become acquainted with the new Act immediately, making Roth’s Companion to the Privacy Act 2020 an invaluable resource.

This book includes commentary on:

• The Privacy Act's new preliminary provisions, including its purpose and broader coverage, as well as new definitions

• The amended and expanded information privacy principles

• The significant changes to the Privacy Act's complaints processes

• The new mandatory privacy breach notification obligations

• The Privacy Commissioner's new powers to issue access directions and compliance notices

• The new offences under the Act, and higher fines


• Comprehensive coverage of the new Privacy Act 2020

• Drawn from the authoritative loose-leaf, Privacy Law and Practice

Authors Paul Roth & Blair Stewart