PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART IIIA - CREDIT REPORTING  

Division 2 - Credit reporting bodies  

Subdivision E - Integrity of credit reporting information  

SECTION 20Q   SECURITY OF CREDIT REPORTING INFORMATION  

20Q(1)  
If a credit reporting body holds credit reporting information, the body must take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect the information:


(a) from misuse, interference and loss; and


(b) from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

20Q(2)  
Without limiting subsection (1), a credit reporting body must:


(a) enter into agreements with credit providers that require the providers to protect credit reporting information that is disclosed to them under this Division:


(i) from misuse, interference and loss; and

(ii) from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure; and


(b) ensure that regular audits are conducted by an independent person to determine whether those agreements are being complied with; and


(c) identify and deal with suspected breaches of those agreements.




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