Circular
Agencies Seek Public Comment on Accuracy of Consumer Credit Reports
March 23, 2006
Circular No. 11780

To All Depository Institutions and Others Concerned in the Second Federal Reserve District:

The federal financial institution regulatory agencies and the Federal Trade Commission have jointly issued for comment an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. Comments are invited for the purpose of developing guidelines and rules to implement section 312.

Section 312 requires the agencies to

  • establish guidelines regarding the accuracy and integrity of information furnished to consumer reporting agencies, and

  • prescribe regulations that require the entities that furnish such information to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines.

Section 312 also requires the agencies to prescribe regulations that identify the circumstances under which an entity that furnishes information to consumer reporting agencies will be required to reinvestigate a dispute concerning the accuracy of information contained in a consumer credit report based on a consumer’s direct request.

See the press release and interagency notice below for full details. Comments are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Press release offsite
Interagency notice offsite pdf

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