Privacy Advisor

FTC speaks through Spokeo: When privacy meets FCRA, web and social media data collection in the crosshairs

10.01.2012
It's surprisingly easy to be deemed to be a "consumer reporting agency," and it can be expensive, as Spokeo, Inc., discovered in its order with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on June 12. Spokeo agreed to pay the FTC $800,000 and to change some of its business practices, although Spokeo did not admit any liability.

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