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April 28, 2020
PBSA Member Advisory: New 9th Circuit Case Addresses FCRA
A new 9th Circuit Case addresses FCRA and employment screening
April 17, 2020
PBSA Requests CFPB & FTC Issue Emergency Interim Final Rule and Guidance
PBSA requested the CFPB & FTC issue an emergency interim final rule and guidance due to the unavailability of public records during COVID-19 and its impact on the FCRA dispute process.
April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
The U.S. Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration have published their guidance on distributing assistance to small firms to address the economic fallout from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
April 3, 2020
PBSA Member Advisory: CFPB Issues Credit Reporting Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic
The CFPB issued guidance which includes information related to FCRA Section 611, dispute reinvestigations.
March 27, 2020
PBSA Member Announcement: COVID-19, New Webinar Series, Sponsorship Opportunities, and more
PBSA announces new resources in response to COVID-19, including an information repository and a new webinar series.
March 18, 2020
PBSA submits cross appeal in Arkansas litigation
On March 18, PBSA filed a response to the cross-appeal from Jennifer Jones, Clerk of the District Court of Benton County, Arkansas.
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.
October 4, 2019
Member Advisory: September Highlights
PBSA updates on the Annual Conference, upcoming U.S. FTC and CFPB workshop, NAPBS vs Jennifer Jones Litigation, PACER hearing, and more.
October 4, 2019
Notice of Cross-Appeal in NAPBS vs. Jennifer Jones
Cross-appeal for NAPBS vs. Jennifer Jones in her official capacity as Clerk of the District Court of Benton County, Arkansas, Bentonville Division.
October 4, 2019
PBSA Comments for PACER Hearing
PBSA submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing entitled, "The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public's Right of Access to the Courts." The hearing addressed a number of items, including the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, cameras in courtroom, and standards for sealing documents.
October 3, 2019
Member Advisory: CFPB Report on Background Screening Industry
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) releases important report on background screening industry.
September 9, 2019
NAPBS is now PBSA
Announcement to Members that NAPBS is now PBSA.
August 16, 2019
Arkansas Litigation Update - NAPBS Wins Summary Judgment Motion
Earlier this week Judge Piazza ruled that Bentonville, AR District Clerk, Jennifer Jones, violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when she withheld court records and refused to release them to professional background screeners. After multiple attempts to legally obtain public record information for background screening purposes, NAPBS pursued litigation against the District Court of Benton County - Bentonville Division in July of 2018.
August 12, 2019
Bylaws and/or Articles changes
As with any association, a change to the Bylaws and/or Articles requires a vote of the membership to support those changes. With that, we ask all members to attend the NAPBS Annual Meeting where members will vote on the proposed changes to the Association Bylaws.
October 10, 2019
Proposed Changes to NAPBS Bylaws
Proposed changes to the NAPBS Bylaws and Articles to be voted on at the 2019 NAPBS Annual Meeting.
August 1, 2019
NAPBS Overview of Recent FCRA Activity
Over the course of a mark-up that extended over two days, the House Financial Services Committee reported more than a dozen pending bills, including five that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Many of the bills reflect strong input from consumer protection groups and contain amendments to the FCRA that would fundamentally alter that statute and the consumer reporting industries. The FCRA-related bills passed by party-line votes and Republican efforts to modify the bills were also each defeated on a party-line basis.
July 31, 2019
FCRA-related bills 2019
Over the course of a mark-up that extended over two days, the House Financial Services Committee reported more than a dozen pending bills, including five that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Many of the bills reflect strong input from consumer protection groups and contain amendments to the FCRA that would fundamentally alter that statute and the consumer reporting industries. The FCRA-related bills passed by party-line votes and Republican efforts to modify the bills were also each defeated on a party-line basis.
July 29, 2019
Economic Growth, regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of 2018
On July 16, the General Accounting Office submitted a report to Congress after concluding a yearlong study required under the Economic Growth, regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of 2018. The study encompassed a range of issues related to the consumer reporting market, including the current legal and regulatory structure, inaccuracies in consumer reports, and data security. NAPBS was able to meet with the GAO in early 2019 to provide the perspective of its members as GAO reviewed the entirety of businesses comprising the consumer reporting profession.
June 17, 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
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
May 14, 2019
NAPBS Globalization and Arkansas Records Access Litigation Update
NAPBS Globalization and Arkansas Records Access Litigation Update

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