Harmful Digital Communications Bill

  • enacted

Hon Amy Adams

Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Government Bill



5Act binds the Crown
6Communication principles
7Approved Agency
8Functions and powers of Approved Agency
8APower of Approved Agency to delegate
9Protection for employees of Approved Agency
10Who may bring proceedings
11Threshold for proceedings
12District Court may refer matter back to Approved Agency
12ACourt may require Approved Agency to provide information
14Mode of hearing and evidence
15Technical advisers
16Interim orders
17Orders that may be made by court
17ACourt may vary or discharge order
18Offence of non-compliance with order
19Causing harm by posting digital communication
20Liability of online content host for content posted by user
20AFurther provisions relating to liability of online content host
20Liability of online content host for content posted by user
20AProcess for obtaining protection against liability for specific content
20BFurther provisions related to section 20A
22AConsequential amendments to other Acts
23Principal Act
24Section 179 amended (Aiding and abetting suicide)
25Principal Act
26Section 3 amended (Meaning of harassment)
27Section 4 amended (Meaning of specified act)
28Section 19 amended (Standard conditions of restraining orders)
29Principal Act
30Section 61 amended (Racial disharmony)
31Section 62 amended (Sexual harassment)
32Section 63 amended (Racial harassment)
33Principal Act
34Section 6 amended (Information privacy principles)
35Section 56 amended (Personal information relating to domestic affairs)
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: