Your internet privacy will be compromised


Stronger protection for intellectual property rights primarily benefits IP holders (largely US corporations). Copyright is extended by 20 years in two tranches, incurring significant direct costs for the New Zealand economy and inhibiting innovation and creative expression. There are potential problems with data privacy in the e-commerce chapter, as information can be held in offshore countries with weak privacy protections and strong surveillance powers. A new offence for removing digital locks on content, even where there is no copyright infringement, could criminalise members of the public for legitimate activities or tinkering with technology.

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