Review of Privacy—Credit Reporting Provisions (IP 32)

ALRC produced this second Issues Paper, IP 32, in December 2006.

IP 32 is organised into seven chapters. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 explain the content and current operation of the credit reporting provisions of the Privacy Act. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 focus on aspects of credit reporting that may require reform. These range from minor changes to the current law on credit reporting through to major structural issues concerning the location and nature of credit reporting regulation. In each context, the Issues Paper asks whether information privacy is protected adequately in the credit reporting system. In this regard, the ALRC was interested in views on whether the level of privacy protection should be increased, decreased or maintained, and how various aspects of credit reporting should be regulated.

View IP 32 in HTML on the AustLII website