489P-2 Definitions. When used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Consumer credit reporting agency" or "consumer reporting agency" means any person who, for monetary fees or dues or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing credit reports to third parties, but does not include any governmental agency whose records are maintained primarily for law enforcement or licensing purposes.

"Credit report" means any written, oral, or other communication of any credit information by a consumer reporting agency, as defined in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which operates or maintains a database of consumer credit information bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity.

"Security freeze" means a notice placed in a credit report at the request of the consumer or the protected consumer's representative. [L 2006, c 138, pt of 1; am L 2018, c 22, 3]



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