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Financial missteps and equal access: Is bounced check history now private information?

A consumer reporting agency may collect and compile this information, and it may be accessed, but others cannot use it If you want to open a consumer checking or savings account at a bank, credit union or other...more

7/15/2014 - Banks Credit History Credit Reports FCRA FDIC Personally Identifiable Information

Moving forward after going public with a data breach: Managing ongoing messaging

The time period between the discovery of a data breach and a company’s public announcement is never stress-free, even if you have managed the responses to other data breaches and your company has a preplanned response...more

5/30/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection

FFIEC Issues Social Media Guidance: Social Media Channels Present Privacy Compliance Challenges

If you are using social media to attract and interact with customers, you should review the recent supervisory guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The guidance, titled “Social Media:...more

1/10/2014 - Banks CAN-SPAM Act CFPB Compliance COPPA FCRA FFIEC Financial Institution Liability GLBA Privacy Privacy Policy Social Media TCPA

CFPB Issues Compliance Guides for New TILA, RESPA, and ECOA Requirements

In January 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a number of new final rules to implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), and Equal...more

6/14/2013 - CFPB Compliance ECOA RESPA TILA

CFPB Issues Subpoenas to Motor Vehicle Lenders: Discretion = Discrimination?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) has taken another step in its attempts to ensure “fair” pricing in indirect motor vehicle financing transactions. This latest development highlights the CFPB’s focus on the...more

5/10/2013 - Automotive Industry CFPB Enforcement Actions Loans Pricing Requirements Subpoenas

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