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We have legislation governing our authority to collect, use and share information. This comes from the Accident Compensation Act 2001.
This applies to every part of your claim, including third parties where we ask for information. Our authority lasts for as long as we manage your information.
We may also collect, use and share information under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Accident Compensation Act 2001Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
We have responsibilities under several privacy laws and guides. This legislation governs how we collect, store, secure, correct, use and share your information:
The Information Privacy PrinciplesThe Privacy Act 1993The Health Information Privacy Code 1994
We also have obligations to respect your privacy under Right 7 of the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights. We do this by being transparent with how we handle information.
The Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights
You can read the August 2012 independent review and the December 2014 follow up review:
Independent review of ACC privacy and security of information – August 2012Independent privacy follow-up review – December 2014
If you have any trouble downloading these documents, you can ask for copies:
Our Privacy Maturity Plan sets out our privacy strategy for the next four years.
Our key areas of focus are:
To read the full plan, download:
ACC Privacy Maturity Plan
For more information about privacy contact our Information Centre:
Email firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone 04 816 7400
If you have a question or concern about privacy, contact:
The Privacy OfficerAccident Compensation CorporationPO Box 242Wellington 6011
Email Privacy.Officer@acc.co.nzPhone 04 816 7400