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Friday, October 12, 2007

Kiwis keep births deaths and marriages in public domain

Faced with strong opposition, the NZ Government has watered down some proposed changes to access rights to information about births, deaths and marriages. This article from has the details.

The original plan was seen by some as "privacy overkill", or a big step backward for rights of access to information that should be in the public domain.

The new proposal is for continued public access, with a requirement for those who access records to show identification, and a register of those who access records.

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