UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
- Robert Pitofsky, Chairman
- Sheila F. Anthony
- Mozelle W. Thompson
- Orson Swindle
- Thomas B. Leary
In the Matter of
Trans Union Corporation, a corporation.
DOCKET NO. 9255
This matter has been heard by the Commission upon the appeal of respondent Trans Union
Corporation from the Initial Decision and Order on remand, and upon briefs and oral
argument in support of and in opposition to the appeal. For the reasons stated in the
accompanying Opinion, the Commission has determined to adopt the Administrative Law
Judge's findings and conclusions to the extent that they are consistent with those set
forth in the accompanying Opinion. Accordingly, the Commission enters the following order:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, consistent with the terms of this opinion,
respondent Trans Union Corporation, and its successors and assigns:
- a) Cease and desist from distributing or selling consumer reports, including those in
the form of target marketing lists, to any person unless respondent has reason to believe
that such person intends to use the consumer report for purposes authorized under Section
604 of the FCRA.
- b) Maintain for at least five (5) years from the date of service of this Order and upon
request make available to the Federal Trade Commission for inspection and copying, all
records and documents necessary to demonstrate fully its compliance with this Order.
- c) Deliver a copy of this Order to all present and future management officials having
administrative, sales, advertising, or policy responsibilities with respect to the subject
matter of this Order.
- d) For the five (5) year period following the entry of this Order, notify the Commission
at least thirty (30) days prior to any proposed change in respondent such as dissolution,
assignment, sale or change in control resulting in the emergence of a successor
corporation, the creation or dissolution of subsidiaries, or any other change in the
corporation that might affect compliance obligations arising out of this Order.
- e) Within one hundred and eighty (180) days of service of this Order, deliver to the
Commission a report, in writing, setting forth the manner and form in which it has
complied with this Order as of that date.
By the Commission, Commissioner Leary not participating.
Donald S. Clark
Issued: February 10, 2000
Attachment: Opinion of the Commission