23 CRR-NY 201.1NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 23. FINANCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER I. REGULATIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
PART 201. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITED PRACTICES FOR CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES
23 CRR-NY 201.1
23 CRR-NY 201.1
201.1 Definitions.
For purposes of this Part only, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) Consumer means an individual.
(b)
(1) Consumer report means any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living that is used or expected to be used or collected in whole or part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer's eligibility for:
(i) credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes;
(ii) employment purposes; or
(iii) other purposes authorized under section 380-b of the General Business Law.
(2) Consumer report does not include:
(i) any report containing information solely as to transactions or experiences between the consumer and the person making the report;
(ii) any authorization or approval of a specific extension of credit directly or indirectly by the issuer of a credit card or similar device; or
(iii) any report in which a person who has been requested by a third party to make a specific extension of credit directly or indirectly to a consumer conveys his decision with respect to such request, if the third party advises the consumer of the name and address of the person to whom the request was made and such person makes the disclosures to the consumer required under section 380-i of the General Business Law.
(c) Consumer reporting agency means any person who, for monetary fees, 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 consumer reports to third parties.
(d) Consumer credit reporting agency means a consumer reporting agency that regularly engages in the practice of assembling or evaluating and maintaining, for the purpose of furnishing consumer credit reports to third parties bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity, and credit account information from persons who furnish that information regularly and in the ordinary course of business.
(e) Consumer credit report means a consumer report assembled, evaluated or maintained by a consumer credit reporting agency, bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity.
(f) Regulated person means any person operating under or required to operate under a license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization under the Banking Law, the Insurance Law or the Financial Services Law.
(g) New York consumer means an individual who is a resident of New York State as reflected in the most recent information in the possession of a consumer credit reporting agency.
23 CRR-NY 201.1
Current through November 30, 2020
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