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Access to Information, 2nd edition

Access to Information, 2nd edition

Roth, P; Taylor, G, 2016

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Book 9781927313664 $140.00
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Comprehensive guidance on the access to information regime in New Zealand.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

This book provides comprehensive guidance on the access to information regime in New Zealand, including access to official information under the Official Information Act 1982, the Local Government Official Information and the Meetings Act 1987. With the enactment of the Privacy Act 1993, the scheme also involves access to individual’s personal information held by both public and private sector agencies. The authors aim to provide clear, concise and practical guidance on how to respond appropriately to information requests under the regime.


This second edition covers:

• general principles and concepts of the access to information regime;
• practice and procedure in seeking access to information;
• justifications for withholding information;
• reasons for decisions;
• correction of personal information;
• remedies for denying access.


The book also includes appendices with practical tools to assist those dealing with the access to information regime in New Zealand.

 

Features

• Comprehensive commentary
• Legislative extracts
• Checklist
• Comparative table

 

Related Titles

Taylor, Judicial Review: A New Zealand Perspective, 3rd edition, 2014
Chen, Public Law Toolbox, 2nd edition, 2014
Roth, Privacy Law and Practice looseleaf publication

Author

Graham Taylor is the author of Judicial Review: A New Zealand Perspective, third edition. He is one of the foremost administrative lawyers in New Zealand and currently practices as a barrister in Wellington.


Professor Paul Roth is the author of the LexisNexis looseleaf publication Privacy Law and Practice. He is a Professor at the University of Otago and an expert in privacy and data protection law.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Practice and Procedure for Access to Information

Chapter 3: Justifications for Withholding Information

Chapter 4: Reasons for Decisions

Chapter 5: Correction of Personal Information

Chapter 6: Remedies for Denying Access


Appendix 1: Checklist for processing an official information request

Appendix 2: Release of Official Information: Guidelines for Co-ordination

Appendix 3: Charging Guidelines for Official Information Act 1982 Requests

Appendix 4: Official Information Act 1982

Appendix 5: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

Appendix 6: Ombudsmen Act 1975

Appendix 7: Privacy Act 1993

Appendix 8: Codes of Practice under the Privacy Act

Appendix 9: Comparative Table of Provision

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