Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Equifax
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol EFX)
Headquartered in: 
Georgia
Major Industry: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry: 
credit rating services
Penalty total since 2000: 
$1,147,541,883
Number of records: 
17
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,131,884,47013
employment-related offenses$6,757,4132
government-contracting-related offenses$6,400,0001
financial offenses$2,500,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$576,384,47011
privacy violation$555,500,0002
employment screening violation$6,750,0001
False Claims Act and related$6,400,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$2,500,0001
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.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Equifax consumer protection violation 2019 CFPB $525,000,000
Equifax Inc. privacy violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $380,500,000
Equifax privacy violation 2019 MULTI-AG $175,000,000
Equifax Inc. consumer protection violation 2020 IN-AG $19,500,000
Equifax Inc. consumer protection violation 2020 MA-AG $18,200,000
Equifax Information Services, LLC employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $6,750,000
CSC Accounts Management Inc., d/b/a CSC Credit Services, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $6,400,000
Equifax consumer protection violation 2017 CFPB $6,300,000
TALX Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $2,500,000
Equifax consumer protection violation 2016 MS-AG $2,391,667
Equifax Information Services LLC consumer protection violation 2015 MULTI-AG $2,000,000
Equifax Inc. consumer protection violation 2020 IL-CCC $1,500,000
Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc. consumer protection violation 2000 FTC $500,000
Equifax Information Services LLC consumer protection violation 2013 FTC $392,803
TALX Corporation consumer protection violation 2009 FTC $350,000
Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc consumer protection violation 2003 FTC $250,000
Talx UCM Services, Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $7,413
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