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FCRA Suit Dismissed – Consumer Failed to Notify of Dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed an FCRA decision of a Connecticut district court. In Sprague v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, the district court dismissed the lawsuit based on FCRA violations when the consumer involved did not...

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FTC Seeks Comments on Five FCRA Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments on proposed changes affecting the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The purpose of these proposed changes is to bring the FCRA more in line with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...

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Philadelphia Salary History Ban Finally Gets Effective Date

Effective September 1, 2020: Philadelphia employers are prohibited from inquiring about a prospective employee’s wage history, conditioning employment or consideration for an interview on disclosure of wage history, retaliating against a prospective employee for...

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Detainee Released Due to COVID Kills Maryland Man

Amid COVID-19 concerns, Justin Wilson was released from jail in April. He had been in custody awaiting trial on theft, among other charges. Now, after only three months, he is back in jail on first-degree murder charges after stabbing a 63-year-old man to death in his...

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Boston University Graduate Programs Ban the Box on Applications

Applicants to Boston University’s graduate programs no longer have to disclose criminal history on their applications. After looking into the statistics and relying on a recent study showing that the rejection rate for applications with criminal convictions was 2.5...

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European Union’s Top Court Strikes Down Privacy Shield

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently found that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield does not comply with European privacy rights and is invalid for purposes of cross-border transfers of personal data from the European Union to the United States. This action was...

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