Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
Division 2 General provisions relating to principles
20 General application of information protection principles to public sector agencies
(1) The information protection principles apply to public sector agencies.(2) The application of the principles to public sector agencies:(a) may be modified by privacy codes of practice, and(b) is otherwise subject to this Act.(3) Sections 8–11 do not apply in respect of personal information collected by a public sector agency before the commencement of this Part.(4) (Repealed)(5) Without limiting the generality of section 5, the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 that impose conditions or limitations (however expressed) with respect to any matter referred to in section 13, 14 or 15 are not affected by this Act, and those provisions continue to apply in relation to any such matter as if those provisions were part of this Act.
21 Agencies to comply with principles
(1) A public sector agency must not do any thing, or engage in any practice, that contravenes an information protection principle applying to the agency.(2) The contravention by a public sector agency of an information protection principle that applies to the agency is conduct to which Part 5 applies.