Federal databases, such as those being compiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, contain data about many people and businesses. Although some of this data may be protected personal information (PPI), there is also extensive information in federal databases that is publicly disseminated via the internet. If the information is wrong, it has the potential to be a vector of tortious mischief.
There are major federal initiatives aimed at securing of the data contained in them. But what if a record in a federal database is inaccurate? What if the inaccurate information concerns you or your business? What do you do?