Privacy and Human Rights

Chen Palmer has a team of experienced lawyers who provide expertise in advising and assisting with privacy and human rights, including BORA.


Our lawyers are experienced in giving clients advice on complex privacy law issues and providing representation in Privacy Act complaints. We give advice to privacy officers on their obligations, draft privacy policies for organisations, and manage workplace disputes over privacy issues.

Our expertise includes:

  • Compliance with the Privacy Act 2020 and industry specific Codes of Practice;
  • Complaints to the Privacy Commissioner and claims to the Human Rights Review Tribunal; and
  • Civil claims for tortious invasion of privacy.

Information Law

Chen Palmer has extensive experience advising individuals, as well as business and organisations on how to collect, retain, share and use personal information and other information law obligations.

Our expertise includes:

  • Advice on use of the Official Information Act and Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act to gain access to information held by state sector agencies and statements of reasons for decisions or recommendation that affect individuals or companies.
  • Advice on how to protect confidentiality of personal or commercially sensitive information provided to state sector agencies.
    Advice on how to remedy unreasonable, unethical or unlawful use of information about individuals or companies in decisions that affect them.

Human Rights

As a core area of both public and employment law, Chen Palmer is involved in the cutting edge of human rights law in New Zealand and internationally. We provide employers, employees, and government agencies with advice and representation regarding their rights and obligations under human rights law, and we provide representation at the Human Rights Review Tribunal and in the High Court.


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