FTC Settles FCRA Charges Against Data Broker

more+
less-

On June 12, the FTC announced that a data broker agreed to settle charges that it marketed and sold consumer profiles to companies engaged in human resources, background screening, and recruiting without taking steps to protect consumer information as required by FCRA. The FTC claimed that the data broker operated as a consumer reporting agency and violated FCRA when it failed to ensure that the information it compiled and sold would be used only for permissible purposes. The broker also allegedly failed to ensure that consumer information it sold was accurate and failed to inform buyers of their FCRA obligations. Among other things, the settlement requires the data broker to pay an $800,000 civil penalty and prohibits the firm from any future violations of FCRA.

 


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© BuckleySandler LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

BuckleySandler LLP on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×
×