Allows victims of domestic violence to protect their credit reports by placing, or temporarily lifting, a freeze on their credit report, without charge. To be eligible, victims must have an order of protection, a DIR (domestic incident report), a police report, or a signed affidavit from a service provider. Prohibits credit reporting agencies from sharing with any third party the basis for the requested freeze.
Signed: 2008 Chapter 406
Effective: August 5, 2008
Amends: General Business Law §380-t(b) and (n)