Opposition to NAIT data grab

Opposition to NAIT data grab

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand

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[27 September/Rural News]

The Government's proposal to take ownership of all animal traceability core data is being rejected by key primary sector organisations, including Fonterra Co-operative Group. The Government, through amendment 23A, is proposing that all core data become the property of the Crown. Currently NAIT data is owned by Ospri, a partnership between the primary industries sector and the Government, so the sector is questioning why the amendment needs to be made when the Government can already access the data. Farmer-owned co-op LIC also opposes Crown ownership which it has stated is not necessary to meet the stated objective of securing access to and control over the NAIT database in the future. Federated Farmers, Deer Industry NZ and DairyNZ also have concerns about data purpose and security.

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