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

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