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  •  That's a different question (0+ / 0-)

    My comment was merely to clarify the reason for the two categories of report, i.e., FCRA and non-FCRA.  

    Nevertheless, to your question: the FCRA does have a damages provision if the reporting agency discloses information in violation of the statute.  I'm too out of touch with the case law to comment on the specific factual scenario you mentioned.  What I recall is that a clerk's error wouldn't provide a defense to the violation.

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      data  errors is that the victim often does not know about the error. This precludes taking any action to correct errors and in the case of compromised data and identity theft any damage provision is a joke.  How is the victim to prove who is the culprit? To further complicate this are the many web sites that gather and make continuous copies, rebroadcast and republish it in different forms all the time.  Once an error is out there it snowballs.  Who started it? You can't prove a thing.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:46:24 AM PST

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