PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART IIIA - CREDIT REPORTING  

Division 2 - Credit reporting bodies  

Subdivision D - Dealing with credit reporting information etc.  

SECTION 20L   ADOPTION OF GOVERNMENT RELATED IDENTIFIERS  

20L(1)  
If:


(a) a credit reporting body holds credit reporting information about an individual; and


(b) the information is a government related identifier of the individual;

the body must not adopt the government related identifier as its own identifier of the individual.

Civil penalty: 2,000 penalty units.

20L(2)  
Subsection (1) does not apply if the adoption of the government related identifier is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order.




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