FTC Settles with Mobile App Companies

(Last Updated On: September 27, 2018)

FTC Settles with Mobile App Companies

The First FCRA Case Involving Mobile Apps

The FTC has settled charges against several companies regarding their mobile applications for illegally obtaining criminal records. The FTC charged that these companies violated the FCRA by marketing their applications for use by employers without following any of the FCRA provisions regarding permissible purpose, consumer authorizations, the accuracy of information and the Adverse Action.

A useful tip is to be wary of any service offering “instant” criminal records without checking further into what is being offered and how it complies with the FCRA.

To view the full article, please visit the FTC’s article: FTC Settles with Mobile App Companies.


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