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Media just becoming aware that Georgia Representative is seeking to gut the Fair Credit Reporting Act to protect Equifax

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Many articles are now appearing pointing out that Georgia Representative Loudermilk proposed a bill to gut the regulations applicable to Equifax (which is headquartered in Georgia) just before the data breach became public. Here are links to the articles:

Vanity Fair

New Republic

NBC News

Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required)

Law.com

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Corporate interests seeking to secretly gut the key law that protects a citizen’s privacy

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by Steve Larson

Congress is considering legislation that would ban class actions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the key law that is used to protect citizen’s credit reports and credit scores.  Eliminating class actions would eviscerate these key protections.

Here is a link to a very good article on why this legislation should be rejected.

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Ninth Circuit says Plaintiff in Spokeo case alleged concrete injury

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by Steve Larson

The Ninth Circuit found that the Plaintiff that filed a complaint against Spokeo alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by reporting inaccurate information about him had alleged a sufficiently concrete injury to meet the Article III standing requirement established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the same case earlier this year. The unanimous three judge panel reversed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff Thomas Robins’ putative class action accusing Spokeo of inaccurately reporting that he was wealthy and had a graduate degree when in fact he was struggling to find work.

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