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Lawmakers Take Aim at Credit Agencies Following New Revelations About FBI Data Requests

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Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies.

Three lawmakers — Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, and Republican senator Rand Paul — have sent letters to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, expressing their “alarm” as to why the credit giants have failed to disclose the number of government demands for consumer data they receive.

It’s not known how many national security letters were issued to the credit agencies since the legal powers were signed into law in 2001.

Curated from TechCrunch

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