The Office of the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner is conducting an inquiry into whether illion, and its subsidiary Credit Simple, are complying with the Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004, in particular the prohibitions on related company activities.

The inquiry is a Privacy Commissioner-initiated inquiry under section 13(1)(m) of the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Commissioner has inquiry functions under that section to inquire generally into any matter including any law, practice or procedure, whether governmental or non-governmental if it appears that the privacy of the individual is being, or may be, infringed thereby.

Read the terms of reference into the inquiry here.

Source:  NZ Office of the Privacy Commissioner