Legislation

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act


Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to empower consumers and put Americans in control of their personal information and credit reports, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today introduced the Consumer Credit Control Act.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. House Votes to End Forced Arbitration in Corporate Contracts


FAIR Act would restore consumers’ and workers’ right to seek justice in court when harmed. A Senate vote is next.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

How Much Is Your Data Worth to Facebook and Google? A New Senate Bill Aims to Find Out


The credit bureaus should be included.

http://fortune.com/2019/06/24/facebook-google-data-privacy-dashboard-act/
 

The Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, which was introduced on Monday, takes aim at companies that have more than 100 million monthly active users. The bill would pull back at least part of the curtain on the data collection practices of technology giants Facebook and Google—and potentially Twitter and Read more . . .


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default


The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to give wireless carriers like Verizon the green light to block Read more . . .


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Identity Theft Protections for Minors Signals New Area of Privacy Obligations for Companies


Identity theft protection isn't just for adults anymore. As stories of data breaches and identity theft have become part of the daily news cycle, a recent law enacted by Congress provides increased protection to minors from such attacks. Under Pub. L. 115-175, better known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), parents and legal guardians now have the ability to implement free credit freezes for children under 16.
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Monday, November 26, 2018

On the Mend: Bill Requiring Delayed Reporting of Veterans’ Medical Debts Seeks to Correct Department of Veterans Affairs Payments Errors


As proposed, the Act requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a database – not later than one year after enactment – to allow consumer reporting agencies to verify whether a debt furnished to a consumer reporting agency is veteran’s medical debt. 

https://www.natlawreview.
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