- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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A7.70 Requests for information by other Government agencies
- Some Government agencies are entitled to request information under relevant legislation. For example, under s.11 of the Social Security Act 1964 Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) may, by notice in writing, require any person (including any person who is an officer or employee in the service of the Crown in a Government department or public body - other than as an officer of a Court) to provide the Department [WINZ] or a specified employee of the Department with such information as the Director General requires.
- Section 17 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 gives similar power to officers of the Inland Revenue. :
- It is not a breach of privacy to supply this information as s.7 of the Privacy Act states:
"7. Savings:—Nothing in principle 6 or principle 11 derogates from any provision that is contained in any enactment and that authorizes or requires personal information to be made available."
However, always ensure that the request is in writing and that it details the relevant statutory authority.