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Sep 20 2017   4:45PM GMT

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

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Identity theft

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is United States federal legislation that promotes accuracy, fairness and privacy for data used by consumer reporting agencies. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Most of the lawsuits [over the Equifax data breach] allege that Equifax violated the FCRA, which Equifax has pushed Congress to amend so that damages in class actions brought under the statute would be capped.” – Amanda Bronstad

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Quiz Yourself
This a kind of malware that is designed to collect information and data on users and observe their activity without users’ knowledge.
a. spyware
b. phishing

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