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Privacy and information

Protections for your information and your right to access it

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Privacy and information

Where to go for more support

Community Law

www.communitylaw.org.nz

Your local Community Law Centre can provide initial free legal advice and information.

Privacy Commission

www.privacy.org.nz

For information about the Privacy Act, the role of the Privacy Commissioner and how to make a complaint:

Phone: 0800 803 909, (04) 474 7595
Email: enquiries@privacy.org.nz

Mental health and addiction pamphlet

www.health.govt.nz/publication/what-happens-your-mental-health-and-addiction-information

“What happens to your mental health and addiction information” – available from the Ministry of Health website.

This pamphlet gives you details of how and why consumer information is collected by PRIMHD (Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data). It also looks at who uses the information, and the privacy rights of consumers under the Health Information Privacy Act 1993.

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