6.8 Personal information

Third parties, including media, can apply to the Ministry for access to personal information held by the Ministry concerning an individual's:

  • criminal history
  • criminal convictions
  • fines and enforcement.

The individual concerned must give their written consent to the provision of the information. If consent has not been given, the application will be considered in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 and Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004.

Find out more about criminal records

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