16 CFR 600.1 - Authority and purpose.
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(a) Authority. This part is issued by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Pub. L. 91-508, approved October 26, 1970. 84 Stat. 1127-36 (15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq).
(b) Purpose. The purpose of this part is to clarify and consolidate statements of general policy or interpretations in a commentary in the appendix to this part. The Commentary will serve as guidance to consumer reporting agencies, their customers, and consumer representatives. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that the manner in which consumer reporting agencies provide information be fair and equitable to the consumer with regard to the confidentiality, accuracy, and proper use of such information. The Commentary will enable interested parties to resolve their questions more easily, present a more comprehensive treatment of interpretations and facilitate compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act in accordance with Congressional intent.
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