Approved Information Sharing Agreement between Police and Registrar-General

Approved Information Sharing Agreement between Police and Registrar-General

Date Published: 
October 2019

This Approved Information Sharing Agreement enables the sharing of registered death, registered name change and non-disclosure direction information between the Registrar-General, Births, Deaths and Marriages and New Zealand Police.

The parties to the Agreement, who can share this information are:

  1. New Zealand Police
  2. Registrar-General, Births, Deaths, and Marriages

The Agreement will come into force on 24 October 2019.

The Agreement was approved under the Privacy (Information Sharing Agreement between Registrar-General and New Zealand Police) Order 2019.

Regulatory Impact Statement

This Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared by New Zealand Police.

It provides an analysis of options for Police to improve the accuracy of the identity information held by Police in its national database of identity information, known as the National Intelligence Application (the NIA), relating to registered name changes, registered deaths, and non-disclosure directions. This is balanced against analysis of the need to provide for appropriate protection of individuals’ privacy and ensure a proper level of security and transparency when sharing such information.

The analysis in this RIS focuses on:

  • why Police holding inaccurate or incomplete information can impact on Police’s ability to efficiently and effectively provide public services (including the maintenance and enforcement of the law); and
  • why an Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA) is the preferred mechanism for Police obtaining access to accurate and up-to-date information regarding registered name changes, registered deaths, and non-disclosure directions.