Data and Statistics Bill

Subpart 2—Access to data held by other public sector agencies

55 Statistician may determine that certain public sector agencies may authorise access to data for research in accordance with this Part


This section applies to a public sector agency of a type described in section 7(a) to (e).


The Statistician may, if requested by the chief executive of the public sector agency, determine that the chief executive may authorise access, for research, to data held by the public sector agency in accordance with section 56.


A determination under subsection (2) may specify the manner in which the chief executive must notify any person seeking to access data of the chief executive’s intention to authorise access under this Part in accordance with section 56.


A determination made under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).


In this section and section 56, chief executive means,—


in relation to a public service agency as defined in section 10(a) of the Public Service Act 2020, a public service chief executive as defined in section 5 of that Act:


in relation to the New Zealand Police, the Commissioner of Police appointed under section 12 of the Policing Act 2008:


in relation to the New Zealand Defence Force, the Chief of Defence Force:


in relation to a statutory entity named in Schedule 1 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, its board (as defined in section 10 of that Act):


in relation to the Reserve Bank, the Governor (as defined in section 5(1) of the Reserve Bank Act 2021).