The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday said it intends to propose a rule that would apply the Fair Credit Reporting Act to data brokers and other companies thatContinue Reading The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Coming to a Data Broker Near You
The “new age” of internet and dispersed private data is not so new anymore but that doesn’t mean the law has caught up. A few years ago, plaintiffs’ cases naming defendants like Google, Apple, and Facebook were at an all-time high but now, plaintiffs firms aren’t interested anymore. According to a report in The Recorder, a San Francisco based legal newspaper, privacy lawsuits against these three digital behemoths have dropped from upwards of thirty cases in the Northern District of California i 2012 to less than five in 2015.
Continue Reading The Data is In… Privacy Internet Lawsuits are Out
The New York Times had an interesting article on Friday discussing a recent trend in state legislation to curb the use of credit reports as a tool in private business screening job applicants. According to the article, more than a dozen state legislatures are currently considering such legislation.
Continue Reading Credit Checks in Hiring Process Called Into Question
Representative John Adler’s (D-NJ) amendment to the FTC Red Flag Rules, an act titled “To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide for an exclusion from Red…
The U.S. House of Representatives, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on April 30, 2009, continues to debate, revise and take testimony on a major piece of proposed federal legislation regarding privacy, the Data Accountability and Trust Act (H.R. 2221) (“DATA”).
Continue Reading Data Accountability and Trust Act: Federal Breach Notification, Data Security Policies and File Access Addressed