The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing proposed changes to the NZBN Register in response to feedback from New Zealand businesses.
The NZBN, a globally unique identifier available to all New Zealand businesses, currently links to core business information that is known as Primary Business Data (PBD). This is the information businesses are most often asked to share – such as the business name, phone number, address and website.
IPONZ clients use NZBN to enter and update their details with us more easily. The proposed changes to the PBD identify opportunities to:
- Improve the accessibility and usefulness of information on the NZBN Register;
- Provide greater business transparency; and
- Improve options for protecting individual privacy.
Public submissions are now being invited on these proposed changes. This consultation period will be open until Wednesday, 20 June 2018.
For more detailed information on the proposals, including a copy of the summary document, please visit the MBIE website.