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  •  If it is legal, the Justice Dept (1+ / 0-)
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    sebastianguy99

    has no authority to "look into it". Congress can change the laws. But until they do, there's nothing to be done.

    •  Oh there is something to be done alright (1+ / 0-)
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      doinaheckuvanutjob

      but it's not regarding Equifax. It's with the employers who handed them the data. Those companies knowingly and willingly gave away what they know to be sensitive private information without the employees consent.

      That may well be grounds for civil action if an employee can show that it has harmed him in some way, such as being turned down for a job based on it. Probably hard to prove though.

      "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

      by Phil In Denver on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46:36 PM PST

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      •  Companies don't agree to keep (0+ / 0-)

        employee's compensation  confidential. They generally have done so, but there is no legal guarantee in place.

        •  Doesn't matter whether they agreed or not (0+ / 0-)

          What matters is if the employee was harmed by their sharing of the information. I never agreed not to kill my neighbor, but if I did, I would still go to jail.

          "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

          by Phil In Denver on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:39:11 AM PST

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