22 February 2022

On 18 February 2022, the Australian Information Commissioner received an amended application from the CR Code developer, the Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA), to vary the Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (the CR Code). This is further to ARCA’s original application made on 6 September 2021 to vary the registered CR Code in accordance with s 26T of the Privacy Act 1988.

The amended variation application follows engagement with staff of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and further stakeholder engagement. The changes to the original variation application submitted by ARCA are intended to clarify or simplify the wording of relevant provisions.

The additional application materials are as follows:

The Information Commissioner will now consider this version as a part of the variation application process.