This year has seen dramatic changes to the way the privacy of personal information is regulated. Jurisdictions around the world have ushered in stronger privacy protections for their citizens in response to the increased role data processing has on our everyday lives. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented level of media and public focus on privacy issues. New technologies and data breaches have prompted public discussion and led to a greater interest in privacy rights. In amongst all of this, New Zealand is advancing its own privacy law reform, through the Privacy Bill.