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Individual Fund Information for Investments Made by a Public Agency were not Prepared, Owned, Used, or Retained by the Agency,...

Reuters America LLC submitted a request pursuant to the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) seeking individual fund information for current investments made by the Regents of the University of California (“Regents”). ...more

New Jersey Becomes the Twelfth State to Enact Social Media Password Protection Legislation; Recent Amendment to Illinois’ Law...

On August 29, 2013, New Jersey became the twelfth state to enact social media password protection legislation, continuing the nationwide trend towards imposing some form of restriction on employer access to the restricted,...more

CFPB Issues Final Rule On FOIA And Litigation Procedures

The CFPB has issued a final rule that establishes procedures for the public to obtain information from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and in legal...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - January 11, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

Obtaining Consent To The Use Of Credit Scores: OPC Provides Guidance

On December 19, 2012, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released Report of Findings #2012-005 (dated April 27, 2012) regarding obtaining meaningful consent to the use of information provided to credit reporting...more

New York Consumer Privacy Bill Takes Effect

Last week, a New York law designed to protect consumers’ social security numbers took effect. As previously reported, Assembly Bill 8992 prohibits private businesses from conditioning the provision of services on a...more

New FCRA Form Required for Background Searches in 2013

There is a new form in town for employers who obtain background reports on applicants and employees. Employers who use third parties to conduct background reports are familiar with the requirements of the Fair Credit...more

The Retail Point Of Sale Goes Mobile

Mobile point-of-sale payment terminals have experienced explosive growth over the past year. Unlike a traditional point-of-sale terminal, a mobile terminal communicates wirelessly when processing payment cards. There are...more

Lame Duck Congress Acts on Privacy Bills, Mostly With an Eye Toward 2013

While continuing congressional inaction on the fiscal cliff is getting most of the ink/pixels in news headlines over the last couple weeks, several privacy bills have advanced in the House and Senate....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 22, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - INSURANCE - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA...more

CSBS Joins With Federal Authorities To Combat Corporate Account Takeover

On December 7, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced a joint effort with the U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service) and the Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to assist financial...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 14, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - CRIMINAL...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - December 9, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - November 2, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - CREDIT CARDS - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - November 9, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - CREDIT CARDS - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt from...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - October 26, 2012

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - INSURANCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - CRIMINAL...more

Alternative Trading System Agrees to Pay $800K for Failure to Protect Confidential Information

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instituted public administrative and cease and desist proceedings against eBX, LLC (“eBX”), a broker-dealer registered with the SEC. eBX operates LeveL ATS,...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry, October 19, 2012

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ISSUE: - FEDERAL ISSUES - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt From : FEDERAL ISSUES CFPB...more

App Development Guidance from Canada’s Privacy Commissioners

On October 24, 2012, the Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia issued a joint guidance document on mobile applications, titled Seizing Opportunity: Good Privacy Practices for Developing Mobile Apps. ...more

PCI Security Standards Council Issues Guidance for Mobile Payment Applications

The PCI Security Standards Council‘s (PCI-SSC) Emerging Technologies group recently issued guidance addressing security standards for mobile payment applications on consumer handheld devices. The new guidelines apply...more

Charge it!

Retailers, vending machines, food trucks, parking garages, and taxi’s have one thing in common, they all accept credit cards. Credit cards are a great convenience for consumers, but can be a headache for small businesses....more

New IRS reporting rules raise privacy concerns

Originally published in the Daily Business Review on October 16, 2012. New IRS regulations that require banks to report non-U.S. taxpayers' bank deposit interest, which could then be shared with their home countries,...more

Defending the Homefront: A Cybersecurity Executive Order

The simultaneous denial of service attacks on the three largest U.S. banks which occurred two weeks ago were reported to have originated in Iran. After years of stealth cyber attacks on American interests, U.S. intelligence...more

Financial Services Report -- Fall 2012

In This Issue: Beltway Report; Bureau Report; Operations Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Plastics Report; and Preemption Report. Excerpt from Beltway Report MOU on Supervisory...more

New Jersey Legislature Amends Stored Value Card Abandonment Law

On June 29, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation amending New Jersey’s unclaimed property law relating to the escheat of abandoned stored value cards (SVCs) to the state. Under the...more

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