Legislation that regulates both consumer reporting agencies and consumer reports. It applies to information reported on individuals concerning their personal lives such as: information collected, used, or expected to be used to evaluate eligibility for credit, insurance, and employment; assessment of risks and review of consumer accounts; certain government licenses or benefits and determinations regarding child support; other business transactions involving a consumer in his or her role as consumer.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A federal law that regulates the use and content of credit reports to protect consumer privacy and ensure the accuracy of the information they contain. The FCRA restricts the information that may be included in a credit report, limits who may request a credit report and how the report may be used, and requires credit reporting agencies and those who use credit reports (such as employers and landlords) to follow specified procedures in dealing with consumers.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm