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Access to Information: Acting as an agent or representative

The Data Protection and Use Policy (DPUP) stresses the importance of enabling people to use their rights. However, sometimes people may wish to ask someone else to act for them.

Giving permission to act as an agent

The service user can give someone permission to act as an agent or representative in the form of either:

  • a letter
  • a signed form
  • an email.

Reasons for doing this might be due to a person’s language ability, their culture, disabilities, whānau-based considerations or a range of other practical issues.

Further information is on the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

Can I request someone else’s information? — Office of the Privacy Commissioner

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