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TransUnion, credit-reporting giant with repeat offenses, to pay $23 million penalty over illegal rental background checks

By Madeline Hughes and Neil Roland
  • 12 Oct 2023 21:37
  • 12 Oct 2023 22:07
TransUnion’s $23 million federal penalty today for tenant screening failures and 40,000 unfulfilled security freeze requests reflects in part its repeat offenses in recent years.
The Big-Three credit reporting agency is set to pay the sum to the US Federal Trade Commission and the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which

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Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent

Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.

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