Category Archives: Privacy

Privacy case notes 12-17 for 2009

The Privacy Commissioner has released the following case notes: In Own Motion Investigation v Financial Institution [2009] PrivCmrA 12 the Commissioner commenced an own motion investigation after being advised by an individual that a financial institution had been sending bank account statements to the previous occupant of the individual’s residential address for several years, despite these […]

Privacy and credit reporting changes

This article by me was first published in Retail Banking Review. The Government has confirmed that it will accept the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recommendation to amend the Privacy Act to allow credit reporting to include information about an individual’s repayment history to compliment its proposed credit licensing responsible lending obligations.