Case note 279069 [2016] NZ PrivCmr 12: Debt collector Law Debt* fails to check accuracy of information before use

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A father of two young children complained to the Privacy Commissioner after a disputed debt with a childcare centre was referred to a debt collection agency that in turn referred it to a credit reporting agency. The man had withdrawn his children from the centre because he had concerns over his childrens safety while in the centres care.