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House Passes FCRA Reauthorization, Shelby Files Senate Bill
On Wednesday September 10, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2622, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, by a vote of 392-30. The...
Senate Markup on FCRA Bill Slated for Tuesday, September 23, 2003; PIA to Attend
The Senate Banking Committee will hold a mark-up on a draft bill to reauthorize and update the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on Tuesday, September...
Ruling on "Do Not Call" Sparks Action in Congress
In the past 24 hours, there have been a series of developments in reaction to the ruling by afederal judge in Oklahoma City that the...
Second Ruling Against No-Call
The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Nottingham came about an hour after Congress passed legislation making it clear that the Federal Trade...
Status of National Do Not Call Registry - FCC Says No-Call is a "Go"
Over the past week, there has been a series of developments having a direct bearing on the national Do Not Call registry. Two federal district...
PIA National Asks 18-Month "Cooling Off Period" for Do Not Call
Because serious questions remain to be resolved about which laws will apply to the activities of PIA agencies and which regulators will oversee our ...
Telemarketers Refuse to Give FCC Copy of National Do-Not-Call List
In the past week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began enforcement of the national Do-Not-Call list, after a federal judge barred the Federal ...
Pennsylvania Seeks to Ban Lender for Allegedly Violating State Do-Not-Call Law
On September 30, Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher asked a state court to permanently ban Liberty One Financial, Inc. from doing business in the ...
Court Stay Allows FTC to Operate Do-Not-Call
On Tuesday, October 7, 2003 the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for the Federal Trade Commission to operate the national...
Wisconsin Governor to President Bush: Don't Preempt Tougher State Do Not Call Law
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) has sent a letter to President Bush asking him to prevent the federal do-not-call list from pre-empting Wisconsin's tougher ...
Senate Banking Committee Reports FCRA Legislation
Permanent reauthorization of expiring preemptions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cleared another hurdle on September 23 as the Senate Banking ...
Senate Expected to Vote This Week on FCRA Reauthorization
The Senate will likely vote on Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) reauthorization legislation on Thursday October 23 or Friday October 24, according to Senate ...
Senate Passes Bill Providing for "Do Not Spam" Registry
On Wednesday, October 22 the U.S. Senate passed S.877. The bill, the nation's first federal anti-spam measure, is geared toward stopping the most unsavory of...
Senate to Take Up Fair Credit Reporting Act This Week
Like the House-passed bill (H.R. 2622), S. 1753 would renew expiring FCRA provisions that give federal law precedence over state law with regard to...
Make Sure Your Agency's Phone Number Generates Caller ID by January 29, 2004
As part of the FCC and FTC Do Not Call laws, any business making telemarketing calls, whether or not these calls are permitted by the...
An Information Security Program
The following is a general guide that advises agents on creating an information security program. Agents have a duty to create such a program....
FCRA Passed by Senate, Moves to Conference
On November 5, 2003, the U.S. Senate voted 95-2 to reauthorize the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). S. 1753 renews expiring FCRA provisions that give...
Conferees Meet on FCRA
House and Senate conferees are scheduled to meet this week in an effort to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of legislation renewing key...
Agreement Reached on Fair Credit Reporting Act
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on legislation to permanently reauthorize the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). On Friday night, the House passed the ...
Bush Expected to Sign Fair Credit Reporting Act
The White House has indicated President Bush plans to sign the renewal of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) passed last week by Congress. The...
House Poised to Consider "No Spam" Bill Next Week
Congress is poised to approve legislation that would make it unlawful to send unsolicited commercial e-mails, commonly referred to as "spam." On November 22, ...
President Bush Signs Fair Credit Reporting Act
President Bush signed the renewal of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on December 4, 2003. The legislation (H.R. 2622, H.R. 1753) renews the current...
House to Consider the "CAN SPAM" Act Today, Approval Likely
The House of Representatives is expected to consider legislation that would makes it unlawful to send unsolicited commercial e-mails, commonly referred to as ...
CAN-SPAM Sent to President Bush
Congress has passed and sent to President Bush legislation that would makes it unlawful to send unsolicited commercial e-mails, commonly referred to as "spam." ...
Bush Signs CAN-SPAM
As expected, President Bush has signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act, commonly called CAN-SPAM. The ...
Time-Life Agrees to Pay $30K Fine to Settle Claims it Violated PA "Do Not Call"
Pennsylvania Acting Attorney General Jerry Pappert announced last week that Time Life, Inc. will pay $30,000 in civil penalties following claims that it ...
PIA National Addresses Spam's Potential to Create a Hostile Work Environment for Agency Owners
The passage of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 or "CAN-SPAM Act" gives the owners of agencies yet another...
Understanding the CAN-SPAM Act
On December 16, 2003, the President signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 or "CAN-SPAM Act."...
Court Upholds "Do Not Call"
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a ruling that upholds the national Do Not Call registry. The court rejected arguments brought in...
FTC Says National Do-Not-Email Registry Not Yet Feasible
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report telling Congress that, at the present time, a National Do Not Email Registry would fail to...