MicroBilt Corporation, premier provider of decision critical data and credit industry veteran, attorney, Oscar Marquis, today announced the creation of a joint venture. The joint venture named ComplyTraq, LLC will provide robust FCRA compliance, credentialing, audit and training services to the credit and data industries. The joint venture is being formed to serve the growing need for compliance and auditing in an industry that is under increasing pressure from state and federal regulation related to the use of personal information. Through the combined experience of the principals and as regulation increases, the joint venture will assist organizations with compliance and auditing and will guarantee its services, backed by an insurance policy issued by Lloyd's of London. Oscar Marquis, former General Counsel of Trans Union for almost 25 years, is a partner at Oldaker, Biden & Belair, LLP law firm (www.obblaw.com
) offering a full range of legal, consulting and lobbying services. Marquis will continue to practice law, while serving as Managing Member for the joint venture. Marquis is an expert on privacy and fair information practices, including the development of company policies governing the use and distribution of public and non-public data and the use of customer information. He has participated on behalf of clients with self regulatory organizations, represented information services companies and users of consumer information before various regulatory agencies, participated in state and federal hearings on privacy topics, and helped with the development and implementation of procedures for compliance with laws such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley financial privacy regulations, the EU Data Protection Directive, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He has also worked with financial institutions and their compliance with state and federal credit and collection laws. MicroBilt Corporation has served the credit industry since 1978 offering data access most recently through their flagship website at creditcommander.microbilt.com
. MicroBilt's experience in compliance verification including site surveys, audit procedures as well as FCRA, GLBA, DPPA and credit bureau requirements, partnered with Marquis' knowledge, creates a comprehensive resource for compliance guidance. "We have established the mechanisms to help ensure that users of consumer information are who they claim to be and are using the information for legitimate purposes to protect both consumers and the data industry," said Marquis. "Through our combined expertise in this business, ComplyTraq, LLC will assist organizations handling consumer information with compliance requirements and aid in the protection of public and private data," states Ken Hill, President of MicroBilt Corporation. For more information about ComplyTraq, go to www.ComplyTraq.com
. About Oscar Marquis:
Prior to joining Oldaker, Biden & Belair, Mr. Marquis served as General Counsel of Trans Union LLC, one of the three national consumer-reporting agencies, for almost 25 years. At Trans Union, Mr. Marquis was responsible for all of the company's legal, government and public affairs. He served on the company's executive council and participated in all major strategic decisions and business initiatives. Mr. Marquis is based in Chicago, Illinois. In January 2001, Mr. Marquis was one of ten people appointed to three-year terms on the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council. The Council advised the Board on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other matters in the area of consumer financial services. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Information Research Council. Mr. Marquis is a frequent speaker on privacy, credit reporting and other information management topics. He has testified before Congress and the legislatures of many states on privacy and credit reporting issues, and he has appeared on CNN and Nightline. About MicroBilt:
MicroBilt, a division of Bristol Investments, Ltd., is the leader in credit bureau data access and retrieval, providing credit, collection and data sources. MicroBilt is certified through and provides interfaces with the three consumer bureaus, Equifax (NYSE: EFX), Experian (London Stock Exchange: GUS) and Trans Union and the two commercial bureaus, D&B and Experian Business as well as eFunds Corporation (NYSE: EFD) and Choicepoint (NYSE: CPS). This data access is available via the Internet at creditcommander.microbilt.com, a systems integration tool kit, dedicated terminals and dial-up software. The company also enables web sites to enhance their content offerings by delivering a CreditCommander.com private label site to their established online communities. Credit related insurance services are offered through MicroBilt’s licensed insurance group, MicroBilt Assurance Corp. Private company information along with knowledge-based analytical tools and information services is available through Integra Information, a division of MicroBilt. MicroBilt maintains offices in Georgia and New Jersey. For more information, please contact MicroBilt Corporation, 1640 Airport Road, Suite 115, Kennesaw, GA, 30144 or www.MicroBilt.com. Telephone: 1-800-884-4747.