On July 28, the CFPB issued an interim final rule establishing its procedures for, among other things, the disclosure by, and the confidential treatment of, information obtained by the CFPB in connection with exercising its authority under the consumer financial laws. The interim final rule provides for the confidential treatment of various types of information, including examination and compliance reports and covered person communications with the CFPB regarding supervision. The interim final rule, however, provides for the mandatory and discretionary disclosure of confidential information to other federal and state agencies. In addition, the CFPB retains the general authority to disclose confidential information to third parties as permitted by law. Comments on the interim final rule are due September 26. Also, on August 1, 2011, the CFPB issued notices of the establishment of six separate systems of records (“SORs”) under the Privacy Act. As required by the Privacy Act, the notices highlight, among other things, the purpose for the creation of each SOR (e.g., there is one relating to enforcement activities) and the routine uses of records maintained in each SOR. Comments on the notices were due August 31.