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FCRA Enforcement Actions Could Support Interoperability Arguments

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 27, 2012

The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports on a recent $2.6 million Federal Trade Commission settlement with HireRight Solutions, an employment background-screening company, for failure to comply with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements. The blog post suggests, “By emphasizing the FCRA’s applicability in the employment context, the FTC helps strengthen the case for interoperability between very different privacy regimes…The more FCRA enforcement actions the FTC files against non-traditional consumer reporting agencies, the stronger the U.S. government’s arguments regarding interoperability with respect to information aggregation issues and the more likely that discussions about interoperability will bear fruit.”
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