Fair Credit Reporting Act: FCRA Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes

The Center For Debt Management: Fair Credit Reporting Act: FCRA Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes
Fair Credit Reporting Act: FCRA Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes

Note: For affordable legal assistance The Center For Debt Management highly recommends Standard Legal's Do-It-Yourself Software Kits. For credit repair services, Lexington Law Firm
is the most trusted law firm in America, with over 15 years of experience.

For additional legal resources, go to the Legal Resource Center


Fair Credit Reporting Act

626. Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes [15 U.S.C.  1681u]

(a) Identity of financial institutions. Notwithstanding section 604 [15 USCS § 1681b] or any other provision of this title, a consumer reporting agency shall furnish to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the names and addresses of all financial institutions (as that term is defined in section 1101 of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 [12 USCS § 3401]) at which a consumer maintains or has maintained an account, to the extent that information is in the files of the agency, when presented with a written request for that information, signed by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Director's designee in a position not lower than Deputy Assistant Director at Bureau headquarters or a Special Agent in Charge of a Bureau field office designated by the Director, which certifies compliance with this section. The Director or the Director's designee may make such a certification only if the Director or the Director's designee has determined in writing, that such information is sought for the conduct of an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

(b) Identifying information. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 604 [15 USCS § 1681b] or any other provision of this title, a consumer reporting agency shall furnish identifying information respecting a consumer, limited to name, address, former addresses, places of employment, or former places of employment, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when presented with a written request, signed by the Director or the Director's designee, which certifies compliance with this subsection. The Director or the Director's designee in a position not lower than Deputy Assistant Director at Bureau headquarters or a Special Agent in Charge of a Bureau field office designated by the Director may make such a certification only if the Director or the Director's designee has determined in writing that such information is sought for the conduct of an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

(c) Court order for disclosure of consumer reports. Notwithstanding section 604 [15 USCS § 1681b] or any other provision of this title, if requested in writing by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or a designee of the Director in a position not lower than Deputy Assistant Director at Bureau headquarters or a Special Agent in Charge of a Bureau field office designated by the Director, a court may issue an order ex parte directing a consumer reporting agency to furnish a consumer report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, upon a showing in camera that the consumer report is sought for the conduct of an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The terms of an order issued under this subsection shall not disclose that the order is issued for purposes of a counterintelligence investigation.

(d) Confidentiality. No consumer reporting agency or officer, employee, or agent of consumer reporting agency shall disclose to any person, other than those officers, employees, or agents of consumer reporting agency necessary to fulfill the requirement to disclose information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation under this section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has sought or obtained the identity of financial institutions or a consumer report respecting any consumer under subsection (a), (b), or (c), and no consumer reporting agency or officer, employee, or agent of a consumer reporting agency shall include in any consumer report any information that would indicate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has sought or obtained such information or consumer report.

(e) Payment of fees. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, pay to the consumer reporting agency assembling or providing report or information in accordance with procedures established under this section a fee for reimbursement for such costs as are reasonably necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching, reproducing, or transporting books, papers, records, or other data required or requested to be produced under this section.

(f) Limit on dissemination. The Federal Bureau of Investigation may not disseminate information obtained pursuant to this section outside of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, except to other Federal agencies as may be necessary for the approval or conduct of a foreign counterintelligence investigation, or, where the information concerns a person subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to appropriate investigative authorities within the military department concerned as may be necessary for the conduct of a joint foreign counterintelligence investigation.

(g) Rules of construction. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit information from being furnished by the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to a subpoena or court order, in connection with a judicial or administrative proceeding to enforce the provisions of this Act. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize or permit the withholding of information from the Congress.

[ BACK ] [ INDEX ] [ NEXT ]


Note: For affordable legal assistance The Center For Debt Management highly recommends Standard Legal's Do-It-Yourself Software Kits. For credit repair services, Lexington Law Firm
is the most trusted law firm in America, with over 15 years of experience.

For additional legal resources, go to the Legal Resource Center

Go to Index of Related Articles and Resources!

Click Below To Check Out More Financial Resources

Return to Top

The Center For Debt Management™

Helping Consumers Save Money and Reduce Debt Is Our Only Business!™

We invite you to explore the sectors listed below. We promise that you'll find exceptional values, offers and resources in which to reduce your living expenses and to enjoy life!


Debt Management and Financial Services! The Internet's oldest and most comprehensive debt management agency! Resources for debt management, consumer credit counseling, debt consolidation, debt reduction settlements, legal aid, financial aid, loans and financing, credit repair, credit reports, insurance quotes, income sources, tax assistance, and more.

Established in 1989 and serving the online community since 1992!


This site was created and designed by Daniel A. Gelinas
Disclaimer and Privacy Policy      © Copyright  2007 "The Center For Debt Management"      Contact Us
Return to Top

Fair Credit Reporting Act: FCRA Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes