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Fair Credit Reporting Act - 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
Anyone accessing credit history files must have a permissible purpose.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act - 15 U.S.C. §§ 6821-27
Allows for the assessment of civil and criminal penalties in cases where a pretext is knowingly or intentionally used which violates the law (Such as obtaining personal financial data without authorization). The statute contains certain exceptions, including for state-licensed private investigators to the extent that their activities were (1) "reasonably necessary to collect child support from a person adjudged to be delinquent ... by a Federal or State court," and (2) were authorized by court order.
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