Boundary Travel Exemption Document - Information and Privacy

Mike Hunua made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Mike Hunua

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Could the Ministry provide any privacy policy they have in regards to the Bussiness Travel document to pass the Auckland Boundry and the information it contains within the QR code on the document?

-Who can scan the document

-Can a document be cancelled if lost or stolen, and policies regarding unauthorised use of these documents?

-Does the document need to be scanned by officials every crossing?

-Does the QR code contained in the Document log movements (entry and exits of an area).

-Can any person scan the document with a QR code scanner on a smart device?

-What information does the QR code contain?

-Any relevant privacy policy regarding these documents for the holder as employers may request these documents for employees.

-Does the Ministry have any intentions to link testing and vaccination status to these documents for ease of crossing if longer-term boundary restrictions are used.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Hunua

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2122-0804

 

Dear Mike,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of the 5^th of October 2021 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Could the Ministry provide any privacy policy they have in regards to the
Bussiness Travel document to pass the Auckland Boundry and the information
it contains within the QR code on the document?

-Who can scan the document

-Can a document be cancelled if lost or stolen, and policies regarding
unauthorised use of these documents?

-Does the document need to be scanned by officials every crossing?

-Does the QR code contained in the Document log movements (entry and exits
of an area).

-Can any person scan the document with a QR code scanner on a smart
device?

-What information does the QR code contain?

-Any relevant privacy policy regarding these documents for the holder as
employers may request these documents for employees.

-Does the Ministry have any intentions to link testing and vaccination
status to these documents for ease of crossing if longer-term boundary
restrictions are used.”

 

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

 

Due to the recent changes in Covid-19 alert levels, the Ministry is
currently focused on assisting with the pandemic response and your
response may be delayed. The Ministry will contact you to provide further
updates specific to your request once it has been assessed.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [1][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

               

Ngâ Pou o te Taumaru

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

 

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