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Obama's New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payments

Today, the White House announced that the President signed a new executive order focused on cybersecurity. The signed executive order, entitled Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions, focuses on securing consumer transactions and sensitive personal data handled by the U.S. Federal Government.… Continue Reading

People's Bank of China Issues Administrative Measures for Credit Reference Agencies

On November 15, 2013, the People's Bank of China issued Administrative Measures for Credit Reference Agencies. The measures, which will take effect on December 20, 2013, are intended to enhance the supervision and regulation of credit reference agencies and serve as yet another example of the Chinese government’s increased attention to personal information protection issues.… Continue Reading

Key Changes in Australian Privacy Law

Former Australian Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, provides a summary of key changes in the Australian Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.… Continue Reading

Australian Government Moves Forward with Privacy Reform Legislation

On May 2, 2012, Australia’s Attorney General Nicola Roxon announced that the Canadian government will introduce a bill to the Australian Parliament that will enact a number of the recommendations from the 2008 Law Reform Commission Report and reform privacy law in Australia. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim presented an overview of the draft legislation during iappANZ’s Privacy Awareness Week. … Continue Reading

Connecticut Restricts Employer Access to Employee Credit Reports

Connecticut recently became the latest state to pass a law regulating employer use of credit reports. The law goes into effect October 1, 2011, and prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to consent to an employer pulling their credit report except under certain circumstances. … Continue Reading

FTC's Revised Free Credit Reports Rule Becomes Effective April 2, 2010

Revisions to the FTC's rule regulating advertisements for free credit reports will come into effect April 2, 2010. The FTC promulgated the revised rule to prevent deceptive marketing practices by companies that required consumers to sign up for paid products and services in order to receive their free credit reports. … Continue Reading