In This Issue:

- Appeals Court Says Dodd-Frank Clause Violates 1st Amendment

- Basel Committee Eases Derivatives Rule for Banks

- CFPB Revises International Money Transfer Rule

- AG Seeks More Enforcement Against Bitcoin Offenders

- Housing Groups Ask FHA to Lower Borrower Fees

- Death of Co-Signer Can Have Big Impact on Student Loan Borrowers

- Banks Warned of Increasing Cyberattack Threats

- Company Hopes Local Retailers Could Serve as Banks

- Excerpt from Appeals Court Says Dodd-Frank Clause Violates 1st Amendment:

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act instructs the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations requiring companies todisclose whether they obtained various rare minerals from war-torn regions in central Africa. A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that theSEC's "conflict mineral" disclosure rules were unconstitutional.

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Topics:  Banks, Bitcoins, CFPB, Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Derivatives, Dodd-Frank, FHA, First Amendment, Money Transfer, Retailers

Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates, Securities Updates

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