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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 20J

Destruction of pre-screening assessment

             (1)  If an entity has possession or control of a pre-screening assessment, the entity must destroy the assessment if:

                     (a)  the entity no longer needs the assessment for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed under section 20H; and

                     (b)  the entity is not required by or under an Australian law, or a court/tribunal order, to retain the assessment.

Civil penalty:          1,000 penalty units.

             (2)  If the entity is an APP entity but not a credit reporting body, Australian Privacy Principle 11.2 does not apply to the entity in relation to the pre-screening assessment.



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