2016 Code of Alabama
Title 8 - COMMERCIAL LAW AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Chapter 35 - CONSUMER CREDIT REPORT SECURITY FREEZE.
Section 8-35-1 - Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) CONSUMER. A natural person residing in this state.
(2) CONSUMER CREDIT REPORT. A consumer report, as defined in 15 U.S.C. §1681a(d), that a consumer reporting agency furnishes to a person which it has reason to believe intends to use the information as a factor in establishing the consumer's eligibility for credit to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.
(3) CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY. 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 credit reports to third parties.
(4) NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. Any day between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 9:30 P.M., Central Standard Time.
(5) PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, government or governmental subdivision or agency, or other entity.
(6) PROPER IDENTIFICATION. Information generally deemed sufficient to identify a person for consumer reporting agency purposes under 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.
(7) SECURITY FREEZE. A restriction placed on a consumer credit report at the request of the consumer that prohibits a consumer credit reporting agency from releasing the consumer's consumer credit report for a purpose relating to the extension of credit without the express authorization of the consumer.(Act 2012-500, p. 1470, §1.)
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