PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART IIIA - CREDIT REPORTING  

Division 2 - Credit reporting bodies  

Subdivision D - Dealing with credit reporting information etc.  

SECTION 20J   DESTRUCTION OF PRE-SCREENING ASSESSMENT  

20J(1)  
If an entity has possession or control of a pre-screening assessment, the entity must destroy the assessment if:


(a) the entity no longer needs the assessment for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed under section 20H ; and


(b) the entity is not required by or under an Australian law, or a court/tribunal order, to retain the assessment.

Civil penalty: 1,000 penalty units.

20J(2)  
If the entity is an APP entity but not a credit reporting body, Australian Privacy Principle 11.2 does not apply to the entity in relation to the pre-screening assessment.




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