Groups Call On FTC To Police Predictive Consumer Scoring

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT) -- With the Federal Trade Commission set to hold a seminar Wednesday to explore companies' use of consumer data to create scores designed to predict customer behavior, a pair of public advocacy groups pushed the agency to use the Fair Credit Reporting Act to regulate the growing practice.

In comments submitted to the FTC Tuesday, the Center for Digital Democracy and U.S. Public Interest Research Group weighed in on the topic of alternative scoring, which involves companies using online and offline data compiled about consumers to create...
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