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These regulations amend the Privacy Regulation 2013 to permit energy and water utilities in the Australian Capital Territory to disclose credit information between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. The regulations will allow ACT utility companies to access the credit reporting system without the requirement to be a ‘member’ of an external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 17 Dec 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate04-Feb-2020
Date of repeal 15 May 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Privacy Amendment (Extension of External Dispute Resolution Scheme Exemption) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 12 December 2019

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Christian Porter

Attorney‑General

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Privacy Regulation 2013                                                                                                                     2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Privacy Amendment (Extension of External Dispute Resolution Scheme Exemption) Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Privacy Act 1988.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Privacy Regulation 2013

1  Section 14B

Repeal the section, substitute:

14B  Permitted disclosure of credit information by ACT energy and water utilities

Credit providers

             (1)  For the purposes of subparagraph 21D(2)(a)(i) of the Act, the following credit providers are prescribed for the period beginning on 1 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2021:

                     (a)  an entity that engages in the retail sale of electricity or gas services in the Australian Capital Territory;

                     (b)  an entity that engages in the retail sale of water, sewerage or drainage services in the Australian Capital Territory.

Repeal of section

             (2)  This section is repealed at the start of 1 January 2022.