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Following a string of high-profile data breaches and new data suggesting that approximately 21.3 million customer accounts have been exposed by data breach incidents over the past two years, the California legislature has...more
A bill introduced by Republican Senator Dan Coats would further limit the CFPB’s supervisory authority as to insured depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less....more
Earlier this year, we began a series of blog entries to update our readers on legislative efforts on Capitol Hill that affect stakeholders within the product safety arena....more
A bill to require the CFPB to establish a small business advisory board was recently introduced by Republican Congressmen Robert Pittenger and Denny Heck....more
As we previously reported, the House Financial Services Committee has been interested in the specific methodology and metrics used by the CFPB in its disparate impact analysis under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and...more
This Tuesday, April 8, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Who’s in Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic Freedom.”
The rumor is now confirmed. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation officially announced it will hold the confirmation hearing for CPSC Chairman nominee, Elliot Kaye, and Commissioner nominee, Joe...more
Last September, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued an opinion on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by Judicial Watch to the CFPB for documents relating to Richard Cordray’s recess appointment as...more
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The House worked through their calendar this week. The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate on Wednesday to hear Lt. Governor McConnell's address on the State's Aging...more
EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more
It has been difficult to keep up with all the various permutations of the Target data breach saga.
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The Senate Banking Committee’s subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection is holding a hearing today titled: “Are Alternative Financial Products Serving Consumers?” Observers have noted that the hearing...more
Last week, we reported that Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, has called on the CFPB to end its closed-door meeting policy for its four advisory groups. Those groups...more
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who serves as the ranking member on the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Mortgage...more
The CFPB continues to be a target of House Republicans, with the House passing a bill last week that would make structural and other changes to the CFPB. H.R. 3193, which passed by a 232-182 vote, incorporates five CFPB...more
According to a report by Kim Chipman and Carter Dougherty of Bloomberg, in a Q&A with state attorneys general that followed a speech today in Washington, D.C. to the National Association of Attorneys General, Director Cordray...more
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California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, finally has the attention of legislators and the governor’s office and is undergoing key changes. ...more
The White House issued a statement in opposition of the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013, citing that it would undermine critical...more
In keeping with Congress’s heightened focus on privacy practices in the data broker industry, Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bill that would require increased transparency and...more
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On February 5, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches Be Prevented?” The hearing follows two consecutive Senate...more
On Monday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 4, the Senate Banking and Senate Judiciary Committees (respectively) held hearings on the topic of data security and breach notification. Witnesses at both hearings included...more
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