On May 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a 538-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the Rule) that would update the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Rule would be the first major update to the FDCPA since its enactment in 1977 and gives much-needed clarification on the bounds of federally-regulated activities of

Last week, the Eighth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a putative class action data breach lawsuit, holding that the named plaintiff failed to allege standing based on a single fraudulent charge to his credit card. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

In 2014, hackers accessed customer financial information from hundreds of retail

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, because Ohio’s privity requirements only require that the interests of one party adequately represent the interests of another, a plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim was subject to binding arbitration because of a settlement agreement entered into by the plaintiff’s

What CCPA Means to Security Leaders

Troutman Sanders attorney, Sadia Mirza was interviewed on the Impact of Emerging Privacy Legislation by ISMG.

Below are a few of Sadia’s comments from the interview:

“2018 was a huge year for privacy,” Mirza says. “It’s important to follow what’s going on in California right now because it’s going

In Tyler v. Mirand Response Systems, Inc., the Southern District of Texas recently granted summary judgment in favor of a debt collector in a claim brought under § 1692d(5) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Plaintiff Nina Tyler had become indebted to her bank, and the debt was transferred to Mirand Response Systems, Inc.

On May 28, the Third Circuit in Robert W. Mauthe, M.D., P.C. v. Optum Inc. et al. issued a precedential ruling that an unsolicited information request sent by fax is not a prohibited advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, even when it has a commercial purpose. In so ruling, the three-judge panel affirmed a

On May 30, 2019, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corporation, affirming the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Thomson Reuters and defining what is required to qualify as a “consumer reporting agency” (“CRA”) covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Agency, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et

On Thursday, May 30, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $61 million verdict in the closely-watched Krakauer v. Dish Network, LLC class action, finding that “the district court properly applied the law and prudently exercised its discretion.” Krakauer v. Dish Network, Case No 18-1518, slip op. at 3

In its Spring 2019 publication Semiannual Risk Perspective, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency highlights financial innovation and rapid technological developments as a special topic in emerging risks to the banking industry. The OCC’s report zeroes in on the various approaches to innovation that federal banks have adopted, including the

Align Income Share Funding is giving consumers cash in exchange for monthly payments, but don’t call it a loan. Instead, Align offers Income Sharing Agreements (“ISAs”) whereby consumers borrow money and then pay back a fixed percentage of their income for up to five years. It’s a new financial product that’s growing in popularity,