Part I of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Centre white paper on Data for Good and the Need for a National Data Strategy features our report on Data for Good: COVID-19 Special Edition. It looks at the role of tech in responding to national healthcare and economic priorities during the pandemic. It is Part III in our U.S. Data Ecosystem series.
Credit Information Sharing in Hong Kong
This paper evaluates the credit information sharing system dynamics in Hong Kong, including data gaps, the real estate bubble, and the new entrant.
Alternative Data Initiative: Report & Study Summaries
This paper summarizes PERC’s research into alternative data.
PERC Research Findings for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts
PERC has conducted years of research on disaster recovery (following major hurricanes, such as Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2005), credit access for lower income Americans, and credit reporting in general. This white paper discusses those findings and draws lessons for the economic recovery phase of the current COVID-19 crisis.
Data Flows, Technology, and the Need for National Privacy Legislation
Does being a victim of a data breach increase the risk of identity theft? In this first-of-its-kind joint-study with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, which we hope will contribute to informed and evidence-based federal preemptive privacy legislation, no evidence is found that data breaches lead to increased consumer harm.
The Case for a Public Credit Registry in India: Additional Evidence for Consideration
This paper examines a range of policy and market issues associated with the proposed introduction of a public credit registry (PCR) in India.
Data Protection and Credit Information Sharing
This white paper discusses different data protection regimes and argues that whether a system is considered siloed or omnibus what really matters (in a practical sense) are the details and whether there is sufficient regulatory flexibility to account for “on the ground” realities. Credit information sharing is a focus of the white paper.
Changing the Lending Landscape: Credit Deserts, the Credit Invisible, and Data Gaps in Silicon Valley
This report presents findings from the pilot effort of the Credit Deserts Project, which aims to map the incidence of Credit Invisibility, in which consumers have credit reports with no or insufficient data with which to generate a traditional credit score. Previous research suggests that Credit Invisibles disproportionately live in lower income areas of communities and help form what we call Credit Deserts.
Personalized Credit Education: Consumer and Small Business Owner Attitudes, Impacts and Impediments
This study is the final report on research that examines resulting credit score changes and consumer attitudes following the use of personalized credit education sessions by study participants. The credit education service examined is offered by a national credit bureau. Such services (offered by for-profit non-lender/non-creditor entities) are covered and inhibited by CROA.
The Impacts of Information Sharing on Competition in Lending Markets
This study examines how shifting to full file credit sharing systems might impact lender competition. It specifically explores whether bank concentration falls following a shift to full-file credit sharing.