Protection of Personal Information Act – Regulations published

The Regulations to the Protection of Personal Information Act have been published by the Information Regulator. They will commence on a date to be determined. The regulations are fairly short, but contain a raft of forms relating to the processing of information, for example: a form for objecting to the processing of personal information; requests for the correction or deletion of personal information; an application for consent to process personal information for the purposes of direct marketing to someone who is not a customer; complaint, enforcement and appeal forms; and notices relating to conciliation. The responsibilities of Information Officers are also set out in more detail and include the development of a compliance framework which implements the Act and monitors and assesses compliance, and the development of a manual relating to the processing of personal information. Internal awareness campaigns must also be done. The complaint and conciliation process is set out,…

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