Friday, March 1, 2019
This week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined legislators and stakeholders for a ceremonial bill signing of an act Relative To Consumer Protection From Security Breaches.
- Requires consumer consent before any third party can obtain the consumer’s credit report from a credit reporting agency for most non-credit purposes.
- Requires that credit reporting agencies allow a consumer to place a “security freeze” on the consumer’s credit report at no cost and prohibits credit rating agencies from charging a consumer to lift or remove a credit freeze.
- Enhances reporting requirements for holders of consumer data that have experienced a security breach and requires these holders to offer free credit monitoring to affected consumers in certain circumstances.
- Ensures that state agencies charged with ensuring payment of child support obligations and protecting the credit history of children under state care may continue fulfill their statutory responsibilities.
Posted by Bruce Tarr at 4:13 PM