May 082013
 
 May 8, 2013  Business, Featured News, Laws

Grant Gross reports:

More than 20 percent of data brokers checked by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegedly violated a U.S. privacy law when sharing personal data with agency workers posing as companies wanting to purchase information.

This week, the FTC warned 10 data brokers, most with a significant online presence, that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

The FCRA requires consumer reporting agencies to reasonably verify the identities of data customers and to ensure that these customers have a legitimate purpose for receiving the information.

Read more on Computerworld.

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