Who has access to your credit report

What are my rights?

The police want my credit report to investigate a crime. Do they need to get my permission?
  • Yes
  • No

Banks, businesses, and others may wish to see your credit report. It helps them decide whether to hire you, lend you money, or do business with you. This is often called a "credit check.” But your credit report contains a lot of personal information you may want to keep private. Learn who can access your credit report.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2020
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Casey Harris, Barrister & Solicitor; Wendy Andersen, Digby Leigh & Co. ; and Robert Rogers, Hamilton Duncan

Casey Harris
Wendy Andersen
Robert Rogers

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