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Senate Banking Committee seeks feedback on data privacy

Joe Mont | February 14, 2019

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are seeking public feedback on the collection, use, and protection of sensitive personal information by financial regulators and private companies. 

“Given the exponential growth and use of data, and corresponding data breaches, it is worth examining how the Fair Credit Reporting Act should work in a digital economy, and whether certain data brokers and other firms serve a function similar to the original consumer reporting agencies,” Crapo said in a Feb. 13 statement. “I am particularly interested in what data is contained in modern consumer reports, how the information is gathered, who compiles it, how it is protected, how consumers can access it and correct it, and how privacy is respected.” 

“In the year and a half since the...

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