The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has created two new interactive online tools to help organisations and businesses understand what they need to do if they are sending New Zealanders’ personal information overseas to comply with the new principle 12. The Principle 12 Decision Tree – is designed to help organisations, especially SMEs, easily work out if principle 12 applies to information they are disclosing overseas and whether they have to comply with it. You can try the Principle 12 Decision Tree here. If principle 12 does apply to the disclosure of information, the best and most practical way to comply with it might be to have an agreement with your foreign person or entity that provides for comparable safeguards to New Zealand’s Privacy Act. Businesses and organisations now use the Model Contract Clause Builder to generate an agreement. You can try the Model Contract Clauses Agreement Builder here.