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Ascension will be required to implement a comprehensive data security program as part of a settlement resolving FTC allegations that the firm failed to ensure one of its vendors was adequately securing personal data about tens of thousands of mortgage holders.
Public Event: Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule
February 19, 2020
This past event was held online only. The workshop will explore some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information...
Mortgage Solutions FCS, doing business as Mount Diablo Lending, and Ramon Walker agreed to pay $120,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws by revealing personal information about consumers in response to negative reviews...
Case: Equifax, Inc.
Equifax, Inc. agreed to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, as part of a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and 50 U.S. states and territories to settle allegations that the credit reporting company's...
Press Release: PayPal Settles FTC Charges that Venmo Failed to Disclose Information to Consumers About the Ability to Transfer Funds and Privacy Settings; Violated Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that the company told users of its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service that money credited to their Venmo balances could be transferred to external bank accounts without adequately disclosing that the...
May 30, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop addressed online disclosure challenges, including making clear and conspicuous disclosures in...
Eight federal regulators released an Online Form Builder today that financial institutions can download and use to develop and print customized versions of a model consumer privacy notice. The Online Form Builder, based on the model form regulation published in the Federal Register on December 1,...
Public Event: Exploring Privacy: A Roundtable Series
March 17, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online...
Federal Register Notice: Final Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act - 16 CFR Part 313
Rule Summary: Financial Privacy Rule
The regulations require financial institutions to provide particular notices and to comply with certain limitations on disclosure of nonpublic personal information. A financial institution must provide a notice of its privacy policies and practices with respect to both affiliated and nonaffiliated...
Press Release: Federal Regulators Issue Final Model Privacy Notice Form
Eight federal regulatory agencies today released a final model privacy notice form that will make it easier for consumers to understand how financial institutions collect and share information about consumers. Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), institutions must notify consumers of their...
Public Event: FTC Free Workshops for Businesses: Protecting Personal Information Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule
April 29, 2009
Free workshop in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: Practical Guidance for Business Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus Center on Law and Information...
Report: Financial Privacy Notice: A Report on Validation Testing Results (Kleimann Validation Report)
A summary of the results of a small-scale study to validate the final set of changes to the prototype privacy notice.
Closing Letter: NovaStar Financial, Inc. and NovaStar Mortgage Inc.
April 4, 2008
Case: Assail, Inc., et al.
Case: Hill Zachary Keith
Closing Letter: Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP
March 3, 2004
Public Event: Information Flows: Costs and Benefits Related To the Collection and Use of Consumer Information
June 18, 2003
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information. In order to facilitate closer examination of the issues, the workshop focused on the collection and use of consumer information for particular commercial...
Federal Register Notice: Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information; Final Rule - 16 CFR Part 314
Rule Summary: Safeguards Rule
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and service...
Public Event: Consumer Information Security Workshop
May 20, 2002
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as repositories for...