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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Equifax
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: EFX)
Headquartered in: Georgia
Major Industry: miscellaneous services
Specific Industry: credit rating services
Penalty total since 2000$1,141,141,883
Number of records: 16
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,131,884,47013
employment-related offenses$6,757,4132
financial offenses$2,500,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
privacy violation$594,700,0005
consumer protection violation$537,184,4708
employment screening violation$6,750,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$2,500,0001
wage and hour violation$7,4131
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Equifaxconsumer protection violation2019CFPB$525,000,000
Equifax Inc.privacy violation2020private lawsuit-federal$380,500,000
Equifaxprivacy violation2019MULTI-AG$175,000,000
Equifax Inc.privacy violation2020IN-AG$19,500,000
Equifax Inc.privacy violation2020MA-AG$18,200,000
Equifax Information Services, LLCemployment screening violation2016private lawsuit-federal$6,750,000
Equifaxconsumer protection violation2017CFPB$6,300,000
TALX Corporationaccounting fraud or deficiencies2005SEC$2,500,000
Equifaxconsumer protection violation2016MS-AG$2,391,667
Equifax Information Services LLCconsumer protection violation2015MULTI-AG$2,000,000
Equifax Inc.privacy violation2020IL-CCC$1,500,000
Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc.consumer protection violation2000FTC$500,000
Equifax Information Services LLCconsumer protection violation2013FTC$392,803
TALX Corporationconsumer protection violation2009FTC$350,000
Equifax Credit Information Services, Incconsumer protection violation2003FTC$250,000
Talx UCM Services, Inc.wage and hour violation2012WHD$7,413
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.