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NZTech wishes to thank the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) for the opportunity to submit on the Privacy regulation of biometrics in Aotearoa New Zealand: Consultation paper.
The use of biometrics can greatly benefit organisations and individuals, providing greater convenience, efficiency and security. NZTech agrees with the need to protect people’s biometric information and to ensure it’s used in line with the Privacy Act, but we don’t believe further regulation is the answer. Instead, we favour non-legislative measures to encourage best practice by the industry.