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Greenleaf, Graham --- "Debt collection fax to place of employment" [1994] PrivLawPRpr 53; (1994) 1(4) Privacy Law & Policy Reporter 70

Debt collection fax to place of employment

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, Case Note 006A, April 1994

Privacy Act 1993 (NZ) - IPP 11 (disclosure)

A debt collection agency faxed to the complainant's place of employ a notice stating ''Unpaid accounts. Please contact us urgently.' The complainant claimed this was a breach of IPP 11 in that the debt collector had thereby disclosed personal information to the complainant's employer or fellow employees. The Commissioner discontinued the complaint, with the complainant's consent, when the debt collector changed its policies so as to not allow faxes to places of employment except at a debtor's request

Graham Greenleaf


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