CFPB, FTC Wade Into 4th Circ. Fight Over Public Records Site

By Jon Hill (October 14, 2021, 10:08 PM EDT) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission told the Fourth Circuit on Thursday that a public records website cannot use so-called Section 230 liability protections for tech platforms to shield itself from a class action accusing it of credit reporting violations.

Joined by North Carolina's attorney general, the two agencies filed an amicus brief lobbying for a decision that would revive a proposed class action brought by several consumers against the operators of PublicData.com, a website that sells access to court records and other data compiled from various government sources.

The case is on appeal after a Virginia federal...

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