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Federal Legislation Enables Consumers to Obtain Security Freezes on Credit Reports Free of Charge

Federal legislation recently took effect that prohibits consumer reporting agencies from charging a fee to place or remove (lift) a security freeze on a consumer credit report in response to a consumer request. The “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” (the Act) was passed on May 24, 2018. The Act includes important updates … Continue Reading

AICPA Survey Shows U.S. Adults Worried About Identity Theft and Financial Fraud and Concerned Businesses Can’t Protect Their Data

A new Harris Poll for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which called 1,006 U.S. adults for the report, shows interesting statistics regarding American adults’ attitudes and fears about identity theft and financial loss as a result of cyber intrusions. The poll’s conclusion is that 48 percent of U.S. adults believe that identity theft will … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #21 – It’s a new year—time to get a free copy of your credit report

I am fortunate to teach the Privacy Law class at Roger Williams University School of Law on Tuesday afternoons. Today, we discussed all of the laws relating to the financial services industry. OK, not the most exciting content, but it included the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA). Enacted in 2008, FACTA allows individuals … Continue Reading
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