Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
44A Oversight of functions by Joint Committee
(1) The Joint Committee has the following functions under this Act:(a) to monitor and review the exercise by the Privacy Commissioner of the Privacy Commissioner’s functions,(b) to report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the Privacy Commissioner or connected with the exercise of the Privacy Commissioner’s functions to which, in the opinion of the Joint Committee, the attention of Parliament should be directed,(c) to examine each annual and other report of the Privacy Commissioner and report to both Houses of Parliament on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report,(d) to recommend to both Houses of Parliament any changes to the functions of the Privacy Commissioner that the Joint Committee thinks desirable,(e) to inquire into any question in connection with its functions which is referred to it by both Houses of Parliament, and report to both Houses on that question.(2) Nothing in this section authorises the Joint Committee:(a) to investigate a matter relating to any particular conduct, or(b) to reconsider any decision to investigate, not to investigate or to discontinue investigation of any particular matter, or(c) to reconsider the findings, recommendations or other decisions of the Privacy Commissioner in relation to any particular matter.(3) The provisions of Part 4A of the Ombudsman Act 1974 apply in relation to the Joint Committee’s functions under this Act in the same way as they apply in relation to the Joint Committee’s functions under that Act.(4) In this section:Joint Committee means the Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission constituted under the Ombudsman Act 1974 or such other joint committee of members of Parliament as may be appointed to exercise the functions of the Joint Committee under this Act.