Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol EFX)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry: 
credit rating services
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$537,184,4708
privacy violation$175,000,0001
employment screening violation$6,750,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$2,500,0001
wage and hour violation$7,4131

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.

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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 privacy violation 2019 MULTI-AG $175,000,000
Equifax Information Services, LLC employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $6,750,000
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 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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