New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Case note 272681  NZ PrivCmr 4:: misidentification by credit reporting agency
June 15, 2016
In Case note 272681  NZ PrivCmr 4 the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner considered the issue of misidentification by a credit reporting agency.
The Complainant underwent male-to-female gender reassignment surgery and, as woman, changed her name to match her gender. After the name change, she applied for credit for a number of things, such as hire purchase agreements and home rentals.
The lender checked the Complainant’s information with a credit reporting agency. The agency advised that the woman had previously gone by another name.
The Complainant complained that Read the rest of this entry »