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Country Care cartel case resonates in Australia; New Zealand’s draft privacy laws move forward
14 March 2019 00:00
A landmark criminal-cartel prosecution in Australia, involving a rural medical-aid company called Country Care, is attracting attention among competition professionals for how prosecutors’ tactics may inform other criminal-cartel prosecutions, including one involving Deutsche Bank and Citigroup. Meanwhile, the New Zealand parliament published a new draft of a privacy overhaul, which would align the policy with Australian, but will it be enough to make the new laws successful at an international level?
Companies carrying out business in New Zealand must notify the country’s privacy watchdog of data breaches if a breach has caused “serious harm or is likely to do so,” a new parliamentary report says.