DIA Announces Public Consultation of the Identity Services Approved Information Sharing Agreement

6 April 2018

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is pleased to invite public consultation on the draft Identity Services Approved Information Sharing Agreement (Identity Services AISA).

DIA is the guardian of core identity and life event information held on behalf of New Zealanders, and the provider of services such as registration of New Zealand births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, name changes, citizenship, and issuance of New Zealand travel documents. 

DIA is transforming the way New Zealanders access identity and life event services, making it easier for everyone, including those most in need, to access the services that they’re entitled to.

To facilitate this, DIA proposes to replace its existing internal Information Sharing Agreements with an Identity Services AISA, which will allow the Department to share an individual’s personal information relating to life events and travel documents, internally for the purpose of streamlining its services.

The consultation document is open for public feedback from Friday 6 April to 5pm on Friday 4 May 2018.

Visit www.dia.govt.nz/Proposed-Changes-to-DIA-Information-Matching-Agreements to view the proposed Identity Services AISA, Public Discussion document and Privacy Impact Assessment and find out how to provide your feedback.