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Credit Report Resellers Settle FTC Charges Over Poor Security

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it reached a settlement with three consumer credit report resellers whose information security practices and procedures were not sufficient to prevent hackers to obtain more than 1,800 consumer credit reports without authorization. The settlement resolves allegations that the resellers violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the FTC Act and … Continue Reading

Feud of the Forms — The Battle of The GLBA Notices

The report by Drs. Alan Levy and Manoj Hastak, Consumer Comprehension of Financial Privacy Notices, uses the results of a mall-intercept study to compare the performance of a prototype financial privacy notice developed by the Kleimann Communication Group ("KCG") during the first phase of the INP against three alternative notices. The Levy-Hastak report, among other things, confirms what proponents of the INP suspected - some GLBA privacy notices are largely ineffective in conveying information to consumers that allows them to make rational decisions about the sharing of their personal financial information. … Continue Reading
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