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Webinar – Psst... Your Adverse Action Process Is Springing A Leak
February 26, 2020
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Challenges of Screening Across North America - What Employers Need to Consider
March 11, 2020
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2020 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference
Arlington, VA
April 19-21, 2020
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February 4, 2020
2020 PBSA Industry Survey
PBSA announces the release of the 4th Annual PBSA Industry Survey.
February 4, 2020
PBSA submits final comments on FTC Workshop
PBSA submitted final comments to add clarity to some of the points and questions raised during the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting.
December 16, 2019
Recap of FTC/CFPB Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
Recap of the FTC & CFPB Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop where PBSA represented the industry in a panel session
December 6, 2019
FTC & CFPB Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop
PBSA provides updates on the FTC & CFPB Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop where PBSA will represent the industry in a panel session.

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Legislative Updates

June 14, 2019
Social Security Administration Announces Initial Roll Out of New Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number ("SSN") Verification Service for Financial Institutions or Their Service Providers
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May 16, 2019
Ninth Circuit Weighs In on Calculating the FCRA's Seven-Year Reporting Rule
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April 16, 2019
NAPBS Response to Request For Information Regarding Feedback on Data Privacy, Protection and Collection
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