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By: Eric Ellman

04 Dec 2020FTC: No parking zone for debt


The FTC has taken its first enforcement action against the practice of “debt parking,” or “passive debt collection.”  As noted in…

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03 Dec 2020Project REACh launches a Depository Institution (MDI) Pledge


Project REACh, an initiative of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has released a Depository Institution (MDI) Pledge. …

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03 Dec 2020The first CCPA class settlements; clarity elusive


As aptly put by a Davis, Wright, Tremaine blog post, “[f]or those of us waiting to see how the CCPA’s statutory…

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01 Dec 2020CFPB issues new Advisory Opinion Policy


The CFPB announced its final Advisory Opinions Policy “to publicly address regulatory uncertainty in the Bureau’s existing regulations and provide guidance to…

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01 Dec 2020CFPB: Changes to Executive Team


Even as administrations prepare to change hands, the CFPB announced changes to its executive team. Matthew R. Bettenhausen serves as Senior Advisor…

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25 Nov 2020Back to the Future? FTC Commissioner Chopra wants to bring back Penalty Offense Authority


FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, who some people think could become the next Commission Chair in the Biden Administration, has co-written a…

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17 Nov 2020CFPB Reorganization: Never Mind


As Roseanne Rossannadanna would say, “never mind.”  The previously reported major reorganization of the CFPB, announced last month, is now on…

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We posted before about CDIA’s defense of public records in Arkansas in an amicus brief before that state’s supreme court. Our…

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27 Oct 2020U.S. Chamber issues white paper: Data for Good and the Need for a National Strategy


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a White Paper recently, Data for Good and the Need for a National Strategy.  Authored…

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26 Oct 2020CFPB re-organization


The CFPB recently announced a reorganization of its Division Supervision, Enforcement & Fair Lending (SEFL).  A new unit, the Office of…

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