Including Privacy in a Modern Constitution
This article considers Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Dr Andrew Butler’s proposal for a modern constitution to be implemented in New Zealand. The author argues that, if there is to be a written constitution in New Zealand, a right to privacy must be included. The article examines the current protections of the right to privacy in New Zealand, and how a constitutional right to privacy would strengthen New Zealand’s privacy laws and benefit New Zealand’s international standing and trade.
Publisher: Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Keywords: Constitutional Law; Public Law; Government; Privacy; Human Rights; New Zealand
Research Type: Other