Robert Pitofsky, Chairman
Sheila F. Anthony
Mozelle W. Thompson
Orson Swindle
Thomas B. Leary

In the Matter of

Trans Union Corporation, a corporation.



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 [PDF 200K]