A&B ABstract On March 6, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced three new initiatives aimed at preventing consumer harm. The CFPB will be: (1) implementing an advisory opinion program; (2) amending and reissuing its … [Continue reading] about CFPB Announces New Initiatives to Prevent Consumer Harm
A&B ABstract: What does the increased use of emojis in business communications mean for consumer finance companies, and how can risks be mitigated? Discussion As emojis increasingly make their way into business communications, their use is … [Continue reading] about Why Consumer Finance Companies Should Hit “Delete” On Using Emojis In Business Communications
A&B ABstract On February 26, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Bureau of Consumer Protection released a staff perspective (“Perspective”) on consumer protection issues related to small business financing. Based on information presented … [Continue reading] about FTC Releases Staff Perspective on Trends in Small Business Financing
A&B ABstract Each year the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) publishes a report on its activities with respect to consumer privacy and data security during the prior year. On February 25, 2020, the Commission released its … [Continue reading] about High Profile Settlements, Strengthened Data Security Orders, and COPPA: The FTC’s 2019 Privacy and Data Security Update
Alston & Bird is expanding its consumer financial services and public policy capabilities with the addition of Brian Johnson, deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), who will join the firm in March as partner in … [Continue reading] about CFPB Deputy Director Brian Johnson to Join Alston & Bird as Partner in Washington, D.C.