On June 24, the FTC reached a proposed consent judgment with a consumer reporting agency in which the agency agreed to pay $1.8 million to end the FTC’s enforcement action relating to the agency’s disclosure of information for marketing purposes. The consumer reporting agency allegedly created a database of information from its credit reporting business and sold information from this database to third parties for marketing purposes. The FTC’s action alleged that the marketing lists that the consumer reporting agency sold to third parties were “consumer reports” under the FCRA and that the consumer reporting agency violated the FCRA by selling these reports because marketing “is not a permissible purpose under the FCRA.”