Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
54 Role of Privacy Commissioner in internal review process
(1) A public sector agency that receives an application under section 53 must:(a) as soon as practicable after receiving the application notify the Privacy Commissioner of the application, and(b) keep the Privacy Commissioner informed of the progress of the internal review, and(c) inform the Privacy Commissioner of the findings of the review and of the action proposed to be taken by the agency in relation to the matter.(2) The Privacy Commissioner is entitled to make submissions to the agency in relation to the subject matter of the application.(3) The Privacy Commissioner may, at the request of the agency concerned:(a) undertake the internal review on behalf of the agency, and(b) make a report to the agency in relation to the application.(4) The Privacy Commissioner is entitled to charge an appropriate fee for that service.(5) Section 53 (7), (7A) and (8) apply in respect of an internal review that is undertaken by the Privacy Commissioner on behalf of an agency.