October 15, 2021
Across the Field

Amicus Brief in Henderson v. Source for Public Data

Aaron Rieke, Natasha Duarte, Urmila Janardan, and Logan Koepke

Amicus brief

This amicus brief urges the Fourth Circuit to preserve critical and longstanding obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that require consumer reporting agencies to ensure the accuracy of records used to make decisions about people’s access to housing, employment, credit, and other basic needs. We argue that Section 230 should not preempt these accuracy obligations, which do not treat consumer reporting agencies as the publishers or speakers of third-party content. This brief was filed together with our partners at the National Consumer Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, National Housing Law Project, National Employment Law Project, and National Low Income Housing Coalition.