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U.S. Moves Ahead with Federal “Fintech Sandbox” — CFPB Announces Creation of Office of Innovation

In an effort to promote the development of new financial technology (fintech) products, Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced last week the creation of the Office of Innovation. Mulvaney said the new division, to be run by Paul Watkins under the umbrella of the CFPB, is designed to foster … Continue Reading

CFPB Stops Collecting Personal Information in Light of Cybersecurity Concerns

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one of the watchdogs of the financial services industry, has announced through Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, that it will no longer collect personal information of consumers due to cybersecurity concerns and in an effort to improve the CFPB’s cybersecurity program. According to Mulvaney, the Inspector General’s report this year about … Continue Reading

CFPB Releases Principles for Financial Services Industry for Sharing Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB) recently issued principles for the access and disclosure of sensitive data in the financial services industry. The CFPB referred to the guidelines as principles instead of regulations so fintech and other firms can innovate while protecting consumers’ information, and give consumers the ability to consent to the sharing of information … Continue Reading

First data security enforcement fine levied by CFPB against Dwolla Inc. for $100,000

Wading into the foray of enforcement of data security practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) yesterday hit Dwolla Inc., an online payment processor with a $100,000 fine for a myriad of violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010. Specifically, the CFPB, in a scathing Order, outlined in detail the facts that Dwolla, … Continue Reading

Background check companies to pay $13 million for FCRA violations

General Information Services (GIS) and e-Background-checks.com Inc. (e-Background) agreed to pay $13 million in restitution and fines to settle their violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) charged by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB charged GIS and e-Background with failure to ensure that the background checks they produced to potential employers … Continue Reading
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