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Data Sharing with Migration 5 Partners

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From: Kevin Smith

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

New Zealand has umbrella MOAs with Migration 5 partners enabling sharing of immigration data. This allows for information sharing based on biometric and biographic data on a case-by-case basis and automated sharing using the SRTP (Secure Real-time Platform) based only on fingerprints.

The Privacy Impact Assessment published by the Ministry in May 2016 mentions "FCC data sharing initiatives will continue to progress and will likely extend further than sharing fingerprint biometrics."

Are there, or have there ever been, plans for sharing data for immigration purposes with Migration 5 partners on an automated/systematic way using only biographic data, such as names, DOBs etc? Please provide details with related documents and correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Smith

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 1920-1739

 

Dear Kevin,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 11 June 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

New Zealand has umbrella MOAs  with Migration 5 partners enabling sharing
of immigration data. This allows for information sharing based on
biometric and biographic data on a case-by-case basis and automated
sharing using the SRTP (Secure Real-time Platform) based only on
fingerprints.

 

The Privacy Impact Assessment published by the Ministry in May 2016
mentions "FCC data sharing initiatives will continue to progress and will
likely extend further than sharing fingerprint biometrics."

 

Are there, or have there ever been, plans for sharing data for immigration
purposes with Migration 5 partners on an automated/systematic way using
only biographic data, such as names, DOBs etc? Please provide details with
related documents and correspondence.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

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being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
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free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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Dear Kevin Smith,

 

Please find attached the extension letter for your Official Information
Act request received by the Ministry on 11 June 2020.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Robyn Webster
BUSINESS ADVISOR, Business
Support                                                                                                                       

 

Intelligence, Data and Insights, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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15 Stout Street, PO Box 3705, Wellington 6140   

NZBN 9429000106078

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