What if I don’t want the Landlord Credit Bureau to collect and share my personal information anymore? Can I get them to stop?

CORRECTION: This post provides information about section 12.4 and 12.5 of the Consumer Reporting Act. It has come to our attention that although this provision has been passed by the legislature, it is not yet in force. This means the provision is not legally binding. The information below was presented based on the false assumption that section 12.4 and 12.5 were in force. We apologize to the Landlord Credit Bureau and to readers who may have relied on this information. We have posted a lengthier correction hereTo be clear, the security freeze provisions are not currently in force and are not legally binding. The Landlord Credit Bureau by definition has not violated these provisions because they are not in force.

Yes you can.

Within the Consumer Reporting Act there is a legal mechanism all credit reporting agencies must comply with called a Security Freeze. This hold allows the consumer to freeze their file with a credit reporting agency for any reason, at any time and for any length. While subject to a Security Freeze your information cannot be disclosed to anyone with the exception of law enforcement in the course of an investigation. This will mean the LCB can no longer share any of your data with their customers.

For more information please see our complete guide to Security Freezes.