Section 66 of the Privacy Act 2020

Amanda Murtagh made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Amanda Murtagh

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please provide a clarification, and or definition, and or context of "charge" under Section 66 of the Privacy Act 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Murtagh

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Kia ora Amanda,

Thank you for your request on 8 May 2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) to the Ministry of Justice about the Privacy Act 2020. Specifically, you asked:

"Please provide a clarification, and or definition, and or context of "charge" under Section 66 of the Privacy Act 2020."

The information you have sought is publicly available on the website of the Privacy Commissioner at: I am therefore refusing your request under section 18(d) of the Act as the information is publicly available.

The Ministry is also unable to provide legal advice. The Act does not support requests for legal advice, couched as requests for official information. You may be able to get free legal advice from your local community law centre at:

You have the right to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Act. The Office of the Ombudsman may be contacted by email to [email address] or by phone on 0800 802 602.

Nga mihi

Antony Paltridge
Team Leader, Ministerial Relations and Services Ministry of Justice

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