Student loan companies illegally use US database

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 8:58 AM EST

The US government has temporarily barred college loan firms accessing a database containing personal and financial details of nearly 60 million people after a Washington Post article reported it was being used illegally.

The paper revealed that some lending companies with access to the National Student Loan Data System repeatedly searched it in ways that violate federal privacy laws.

At The Register.

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