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Privacy Bill

This bill repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993, as recommended by the Law Commission's 2011 review of the Act. Its key purpose is to promote people's confidence that their personal information is secure and will be treated properly.

Bill information

Progress of the bill

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In: Bill Introduced: The bill is made available for the House to consider. 1: First Reading: MPs debate and vote on the bill. If successful, it is usually sent to a select committee. SC: Select Committee: The select committee gathers information and prepares a report on the bill for the House, including recommending changes to the bill. 2: Second Reading: The House debates the select committee report and votes on the bill. CH: Committee of Whole House: MPs consider the bill in detail and vote on proposed changes. 3: Third Reading: Final debate and vote. If successful, the bill has been passed. RA: Royal Assent: Bill signed by Governor-General and becomes an Act. No code: Fail/Withdrawn: A bill fails if the vote is lost at first, second, or third reading. The member in charge of a bill may withdraw it. _________________________________________________ Note: this simple progress display does not cover all possible stages for a particular bill. Where a date is shown in brackets, this means the debate has been interrupted. See the Bill History content for more details.

In Bill
Introduced
20/03/18
1 First
Reading
11/04/18
SC Select
Committee
13/03/19
2 Second
Reading
07/08/19
CH Committee of
whole House
03/06/20
3 Third
Reading
24/06/20
RA Royal
Assent
30/06/20

Bill History

This bill repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993, as recommended by the Law Commission's 2011 review of the Act. Its key purpose is to promote people's confidence that their personal information is secure and will be treated properly.
Member in charge: Hon Andrew Little
Type of Bill: Government
Parliament: 52
Bill no: 34-3
Introduction: 20 Mar 2018
First reading: 11 Apr 2018
Referred to: Justice Committee
Submissions due: 24 May 2018
SC Report(s): 13 Mar 2019
Second reading: 07 Aug 2019
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 482
Committee of the whole House: 03 Jun 2020
Third reading: 24 Jun 2020
Royal assent: 30 Jun 2020
Act: Privacy Act 2020 (2020/31)