We are pleased to announce the release of a revised version of the Regulatory Statement .

Through the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act), the Chief Archivist has a legislative responsibility to the government and citizens of New Zealand to provide an integrated regulatory framework for the systematic creation, management, disposal and preservation of public sector information and records, including data. The Act provides a number of regulatory tools that the Chief Archivist can use to assist, support and remove barriers to organisations achieving voluntary, full and sustained compliance.

The Regulatory Statement was established in 2016 as a public description of how we use these tools. Sector engagement during 2018 reinforced the value of our intentions to expand the Regulatory Statement. We consider it good regulatory practice to make such statements publicly to clearly define and communicate our information management leadership role.

The revised Regulatory Statement includes the addition of sections 5-16. These expand on how we intend to use specific tools and powers. Sections 1-4 contain essentially the same content as the 2016 version, reformatted and revised to work alongside the new content.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch rkadvice@dia.govt.nz