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Online privacy debate heats up
From legislators to regulators to consumer and privacy advocates, the public policy debate about the future of online privacy is heating up. Over the past year, a number of new proposals and hearings have taken place to examine the collection and use of consumer information. Policy makers are attempting to find the right balance of encouraging online innovation while protecting personal information.

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Financial regulatory reform puts new pressures on consumer credit
After months of deliberation, Congress approved sweeping reforms for the financial services industry. While the legislation has been signed by the president, it will be some time before ...

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Cybersecurity legislation raises concern about data security proposals
Over the past several months, two Senate committees have examined and approved legislation to provide the federal government more oversight over critical infrastructure.

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Experian helps respond to consumers' credit score questions
Among the thousands of pages of the financial reform bill, the new law includes a provision intended to increase the number of free credit scores provided to consumers.

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Also In This Issue:
In The States:
States look to ban employer use of credit reports
New information security requirements take effect in Massachusetts

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