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.
A&B ABstract: The Winter 2020 Supervisory Highlights identifies the CFPB’s findings from recent examinations, noting violations that resulted in compliance management system weakness. CFPB Issues New Edition of Supervisory Highlights: The … [Continue reading] about CFPB Issues Winter 2020 Supervisory Highlights
A&B ABstract: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) issued a Policy Statement to provide a framework for how it intends to apply the Dodd-Frank Act’s “abusiveness” standard going forward in its supervision and … [Continue reading] about CFPB Issues Policy Statement on Dodd-Frank “Abusiveness” Standard, But Important Uncertainties Remain
A&B ABstract: The Seventh Circuit’s ruling in Preston v. Midland Credit Mgmt. departs from other circuits that have considered whether there is a “benign language” exception under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The Seventh … [Continue reading] about Seventh Circuit Declines to Adopt FDCPA “Benign Language” Exception