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Eleventh Circuit Renews the FDCPA as a Consumer Privacy Statute; Deals Major Blow to Debt Collection Services Industry

USA - April 29 2021 Does the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the FDCPA) apply to communications between a debt collector and its vendors? And, is the FDCPA a…

Joshua A. Lesse

CFPB Discontinues Regulatory Flexibility Extended Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 1 2021 In a surprising move, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the CFPB announced it is rescinding seven policy statements issued last year during the early days…

Do Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Increased Risk of Identity Theft?

USA - March 15 2021 In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) joined five other circuits to hold that the increased…

Jack Pringle

Financial Regulators Eye Stricter Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Standards

USA - March 1 2021 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance…

M. Scott Jones, David F. Katz

CFPB Considers Limiting Fintech, Data Aggregators’ Access to Consumer Data

USA - February 10 2021 Over the last decade, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun quietly taking steps to regulate the way financial institutions allow…

M. Scott Jones