Category Archives: Legislation

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.  This bill would amend the Fair Credit Reporting […]

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

Data Safety Poster

The credit bureaus should be included.  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 […]

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default

Robo Calls

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to give wireless carriers like Verizon the green light to block unwanted robocalls automatically for all customers. The move could curb a torrent of phone-based scams and unwelcome interruptions that have afflicted millions of consumers, said the FCC.

NY bill would bar facial recognition programs for landlords

Facial Recognition

Big data gets visual. New legislation introduced in New York state would ban the use of facial recognition software by landlords in residential buildings. The bill, announced Thursday, comes after officials in San Francisco voted to prohibit police and other city agencies from using facial recognition systems.

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.