Recently the Australian Government pushed ahead with an anti-encryption bill in draft form to potentially give authorities access to IT systems located in Australia when requested.

For New Zealand companies this could include implanting access into an organisations systems to gather information.

At best, NZ business data located in Australia could be accessed without knowledge even when encrypted. This type of government access to stored data will be a first for the western world.

For further reading:
Australia’s encryption law threatens NZ cloud data, By Richard MacManus Article link

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data Article link