On March 7, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the federal government agency charged with protecting consumers in the financial sector, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal government agency tasked with protecting private sector employees’ rights to engage in union organizing and other concerted activity, announced an information sharing agreement in
Understanding CFPB’s Legal Advisory on “Permissible” Purpose
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a legal Advisory in early July 2022, intending to protect the privacy rights of individuals subject to background checks by third-party consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Advisory also seeks to remind users (e.g., employers) of their obligations under FCRA.…
Dwolla Fined $100,000 by CFPB in First Data Security Enforcement Action
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) gave the fintech online payment sector a “wake up call” with an enforcement action against a Des Moines start up digital payment provider, Dwolla, Inc. (“Dwolla”).
The CFPB alleged that Dwolla misrepresented how it was protecting consumers’ data. Dwolla entered into a Consent Order to settle the CFPB charges…
Social Media Guidance Issued For Financial Institutions
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Counsel (FFIEC) recently issued supervisory guidance entitled “Social media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance.” Financial institutions are expected to use the Guidance in their efforts to ensure that their policies and procedures provide oversight and controls commensurate with the risks posed by their involvement in social media.
The Guidance was…