Rockefeller Demands Experian Explain Its Customer Vetting

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Wednesday escalated an investigation into the data broker industry by demanding credit bureau Experian PLC explain its customer screening in the wake of reports it unwittingly sold consumer information to an overseas identity theft operation now under federal indictment.

The senator said recent accounts on the online security site detailing Experian’s purported sale of information to a Vietnamese national accused of trafficking more than 500,000 individuals’ personal financial data underscored the need for clear answers on how data aggregators decide...
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