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Most companies keep sensitive personal information in their files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data—that identifies customers or employees.This information often is necessary to fill orders, meet payroll, or perform other necessary business functions....
When managing your network, developing an app, or even organizing paper files, sound security is no accident. Companies that consider security from the start assess their options and make reasonable choices based on the nature of their business and the sensitivity of the information...
Homeowners facing foreclosure are often desperate for a way to hold on to their homes. Some companies claim they can help fight off foreclosure by negotiating new mortgage terms with lenders or servicers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has...
Many people who have trouble paying their mortgages seek legal assistance to save their homes or avoid foreclosure. Services consumers ask lawyers to perform run the gamut: representing clients who are in legal proceedings related to foreclosure; advising them on the legal and tax...
As a housing counselor, you may be seeing an increasing number of older clients considering a reverse mortgage as a way to stay in their homes and remain financially independent.
Slip Showing? Federal Law Requires All Businesses to Truncate Credit Card Information on Receipts
ABOUT THE GLB ACTThe Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was enacted on November 12, 1999. In addition to reforming the financial services industry, the Act addressed concerns relating to consumer financial privacy. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act required the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other...
You’re looking at housing applicants or deciding whether to renew a current tenant’s lease.  You decide to run a tenant background check through a company that compiles background information.  These tenant background checks can include a variety of information, including rental and...
What truth-in-advertising rules apply to advertisers? Under the Federal Trade Commission Act: