Blogger Cameron Slater is facing prosecution for breaching the privacy of an Auckland businessman
The office of the Director of Human Rights will begin prosecuting Mr Slater on 28 October.
The case relates to the publication of information stored on a hard-drive belonging to Matt Blomfield. It is alleged Mr Slater published the material on his blog Whale Oil.
Auckland barrister Simon Judd, who will act as prosecutor for the office of the Director of Human Rights, says it will be argued that Mr Slater was not entitled to publish the information under the Privacy Act.
The Office of the Privacy Comissioner says it received Mr Blomfield's complaint in December 2012 and passed it the office of the Director of Human Rights in May 2013.