PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART IIIA - CREDIT REPORTING  

Division 2 - Credit reporting bodies  

Subdivision E - Integrity of credit reporting information  

SECTION 20P   FALSE OR MISLEADING CREDIT REPORTING INFORMATION  

Offence

20P(1)  
A credit reporting body commits an offence if:


(a) the body uses or discloses credit reporting information under this Division (other than subsections 20D(2) and 20T(4) ); and


(b) the information is false or misleading in a material particular.

Penalty: 200 penalty units.

Civil penalty

20P(2)  
A credit reporting body must not use or disclose credit reporting information under this Division (other than subsections 20D(2) and 20T(4) ) if the information is false or misleading in a material particular.

Civil penalty: 2,000 penalty units.




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