Barbara S. Mishkin

Barbara S. Mishkin

Ballard Spahr LLP

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GAO report finds CFPB needs to improve privacy and security procedures for data collections

A new report from the Government Accountability Office on the CFPB’s data collection efforts finds that the CFPB needs to do more to reduce the risk of improper collection, use or release of such data. The CFPB’s data...more

9/25/2014 - CFPB Data Collection Data Protection GAO

CFPB seeking applicants for technology fellowship program

The CFPB has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Technology & Innovation fellowship program. The CFPB describes the fellowship as “a two year program for software developers, graphic and...more

6/25/2014 - CFPB Cybersecurity Data Protection Technology

CFPB issues data breach advisory for consumers

In the wake of the recent publicity about data breaches at several major retailers, the CFPB has issued a consumer advisory. Written in easy to understand language, the advisory describes steps consumers can take to protect...more

1/30/2014 - CFPB Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Theft Target

OIG issues report on CFPB information security system

The Bureau’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) (which it shares with the Fed) recently issued its 2013 report card on the CFPB’s information security system. While the OIG states in the audit report that the CFPB has made...more

12/10/2013 - Audits CFPB Cybersecurity Data Protection FISMA OIG

CFPB responds to questions about data collection

The CFPB recently sent 49-pages of responses to questions about the CFPB’s data collection activities asked by members of the House Financial Services Committee in connection with the appearance of Steven Antonakes, CFPB...more

10/11/2013 - CFPB Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information

Director Cordray’s appearance at Senate Banking Committee hearing yields arbitration news

The only new item of information revealed by Director Cordray during his appearance yesterday before the Senate Banking Committee hearing (in response to a question from Senator Elizabeth Warren) was that he feels “quite...more

4/25/2013 - Arbitration CFPB Compliance Data Protection Senate Banking Committee

How secure is the CFPB’s consumer complaint system?

An audit of the CFPB’s Consumer Response System (CRS) by the Federal Reserve’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that improvements are needed to ensure that the requirements of the Federal Information Security...more

4/11/2013 - CFPB Consumer Complaint System Data Protection FISMA OIG

Mortgage Banking Update - March 21, 2013

In This Issue: - Uniform State Test Implementation Nearing - Mortgage Servicer's Alleged Failure To Be Licensed Subjects Company to Claims under State and Federal Debt Collection Statutes - Sixth Circuit...more

3/21/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Data Protection Debt Collection FDCPA Foreclosure FTC HOA Licenses Liens Mobile Payments Mortgages Privity of Contract Res Judicata Robo-Signing SCOTUS Uniform State Test

Mortgage Banking Update - January 10, 2013

In This Issue: - Ohio Enacts the Nation's First Transitional MLO Licensing Law for Out-of-State MLOs - Noted Data Security and Privacy Attorney Amy Mushahwar Joins Ballard Spahr - Information Security...more

1/10/2013 - ADA Data Protection Debt Debt Collectors Investment Firms Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages

CFPB now sharing consumer complaints with state regulators

The CFPB announced that it has begun sharing consumer complaints with state regulators via a “secure channel that protects the confidentiality of personally identifiable information.”...more

12/14/2012 - CFPB Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information

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