Privacy Notice: Collection of Personal Information from Motor Vehicles Register


As per Notice 2022-au5475 published in the New Zealand Official Gazette titled ‘Authorised Access to Certain Names and Addresses Held on the Motor Vehicle Register’, PricewaterhouseCoopers (‘PwC’, ‘we’, or ‘us’) has been authorised to access the names and addresses of persons who are currently registered to motor vehicles and have not instructed the Registrar of the Motor Vehicles that they do not wish to have their names and addresses made available under S 241(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998.

The official notice issued by NZ Transport Agency can be found here.


The information can be collected and used for the following purposes:

2.1.      To obtain name and address details in respect of motor vehicles identified during a liquidation/receivership for uplift, if they are the property of the liquidated company named on the Notice of Appointment of Liquidators document.

2.2.      To determine if the registered person of a motor vehicle, where there is reasonable evidence which indicates that the motor vehicle is owned by a company/entity in liquidation or receivership for uplift, is the property of the liquidated company named on the Notice of Appointment of Liquidators document.

2.3.      To trace the sale of vehicles that were registered to a company/entity in liquidation or receivership, where ownership is disputed, or registration may have been changed.

2.4.      When ownership is disputed in order to recover any sale proceeds.

2.5.      To ensure all assets of a company/entity are identified, including vehicles that may have been fraudulently transferred into another person’s name or fraudulently sold to another person.

2.6.      To enable assets to be insured, and liquidators and receivers to comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 1993 and Receiverships Act 1993.

2.7.      To assist with the detection and investigation of suspected fraud in respect of company assets.

2.8.      To trace assets in fraud investigations.

2.9.      Preparing evidence related to criminal offences in fraud investigations.

2.10.    To assist in the enforcement of Court orders and judgments, and to provide the registered person information to debt collection services for the purposes of lawfully collecting the debt.

2.11.    When acting as a contracted agent on behalf of government agencies with law enforcement functions, to assist in the carrying out of those functions.


If you do not wish to have your information made available to PwC from the motor vehicle register, please contact the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.


We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We require all employees and partners to keep personal information confidential and only authorised personnel have access to this information.

We will delete your personal information when it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected. If there is any information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further processing or use of the data.


If you have questions or concerns regarding the way in which your personal information has been used, please contact the Privacy Officer set out under the Corrections and Concern tab of our Privacy Policy.

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you have the right to make a complaint to the Office of Privacy Commissioner.


You may request a copy of this privacy notice from us using the contact details set out above. We may modify or update this privacy notice from time to time. You will be able to see when we last updated the privacy notice because we will include a revision date. Changes and additions to this privacy notice are effective from the date on which they are posted.

19 December 2022

Version 1.0

Next Due for Revision: December 2023


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