On October 21, the CFPB issued a series of orders to “collect information on the business practices of large technology companies operating payments systems in the United States.” The CFPB sent the orders to six companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, and Square. In a statement accompanying the press release announcing the orders, Director Chopra […]
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
A&B Abstract: On September 30, 2021, the Senate confirmed Rohit Chopra to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in a 50-48 vote along party lines. He had been serving as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where he had been a vocal critic of big tech companies and advocated […]
On October 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an aggressive new initiative, in collaboration with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country, to combat the practice of redlining. Three days prior, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was said to be hiring up to 30 new enforcement attorneys to focus on redlining and […]
A&B ABstract: The CFPB has recently asserted extraordinary authority to make any payment processor monitor the activities of any merchant for which it processes payments, even if that merchant does not provide consumer financial products or services. Does its argument hold up? The CFPB’s Complaint Against BrightSpeed On March 3, 2021, the Bureau of Consumer […]
On Monday, July 19, Alston & Bird partners Nanci Weissgold and Brian Johnson will participate (as a panelist and the moderator, respectively) in “The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator,” hosted by the Federalist Society. Details on the event are available here.