Information exchange programmes are approved by an act of Parliament. Part 10 and Schedule 4 of the Data Protection Act provide for reconciliation agreements, including their implementation, process rules and the role of the data protection delegate in monitoring the use of data comparison by government authorities. The proposed AISA will provide the legal basis for an effective exchange of information for the provision of services designated by the client. Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is the custodian of important collections of personal information about New Zealanders, including recordings considered Taonga. These include birth, death, marriage and marital records, citizenship registers and travel documents such as passports. Based on this information, we also provide products and services such as certificates and passports. For more information on courts and departments, please see the schedule 1 of the District Court Act 2016 and Schedule 2 (external link) of the Senior Courts Act 2016. The type of forensic information we can share via ISAs is the list of “authorized information.” An agency should examine the following tools for the exchange of information that best facilitate the achievement of the results they want. DIA proposes a new authorized information exchange agreement for customer-designated services (AISA) to enable a better customer experience and a more efficient approach to the authorized exchange of information between government authorities and other parties. A customer-appointed service AISA would provide more efficient and efficient public services and improve the experience for customers accessing these services. It would reduce multiple requests for identical information, render the provision of physical copies of information unnecessary and reduce delays in providing services to the public. It would also improve the quality and consistency of information that agencies hold about an individual and facilitate the detection of problems such as identity fraud. The agreement was approved as part of the Information Sharing Agreement between Registrar-General and New Zealand Police Order 2019.
THE IAD is working to simplify the legal framework that allows us to exchange personal data. We want to replace most of the old agreements with a small number of information exchange agreements (AISA); a more recent type of agreement, based on legislation (Council regulation). AISs are much more flexible – an AISA can cover multiple agencies, multiple objectives and multiple information sharing. In a word, yes. An agency cannot disclose information to another, whether private or public, without a legal basis.