Privacy (Credit Related Research) Rule - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this rule if you operate a credit reporting body and intend to use or disclose de-identified personal information for the purpose of credit related research. Use or disclosure of that information without complying with this rule is prohibited.

This rule specifies:

  • permitted purposes for conducting research
  • steps you must take towards the de-identification of credit reporting information
  • the rules for the disclosure of de-identified information.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Privacy Act 1988 Australian Government

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: Level 3
175 Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5218
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9284 9749
Phone: 1300 363 992
Fax: 02 9284 9666
Website: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (Opens in new window)