Regulatory Impact Statement - NZ Gang Intelligence Centre Information Sharing Agreement

Regulatory Impact Statement - NZ Gang Intelligence Centre Information Sharing Agreement

Date Published: 
October 2017

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by NZ Police.

It provides an analysis of options to enable the New Zealand Gang Intelligence Centre (GIC) to maximise its ability to produce intelligence for participating agencies who can then make decisions to reduce gang-related harm. 

An Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA), made in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, is recommended. An AISA would enable effective, complete and efficient information sharing by all the participating agencies. It would also ensure safeguards are in place to protect the privacy of people and information.

A draft Information Sharing Agreement has been developed by the participating GIC agencies. Public consultation largely supported it. The Privacy Commissioner supports the draft Agreement and considers the proposed safeguards to protect privacy are intended to mitigate any privacy risks. If an AISA is agreed to, it will be subject to review by the Privacy Commissioner to ensure it is meeting its stated objectives.