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Survey: 50 Percent Aren't Interested in Credit Report

FINANCIAL PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

July 22, 2011

As Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff begins hearing oral submissions in Auckland on proposed changes to the credit reporting law, a recent survey shows that one in 10 New Zealanders has tried to obtain their credit information, the New Zealand Herald reports. The proposed changes include giving credit reporters additional tools to assess credit worthiness and allow identity theft victims to institute a "credit freeze." The TNS Global survey for credit reporting agency Dun & Bradstreet found that nearly half of respondents have no interest in obtaining a credit report, and the same number did not know they were entitled to a copy.
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