confidential information

In a new compliance bulletin (2015-01), the CFPB reminds supervised financial institutions, including nonbanks, of their obligations regarding the disclosure of confidential supervisory information (CSI).

The bulletin is intended to assist supervised entities in complying with the CFPB’s regulations governing the use and disclosure of CSI (12 CFR Part 1070).  In the bulletin, the CFPB reviews the definition of CSI, which includes: reports of examinations, inspections and visitations; any documents, including examination reports, prepared by, or on behalf of, or for the use of the CFPB or any other federal, state or foreign government agency in the exercise of supervisory authority over a financial institution; any communications between the CFPB and a supervised entity or a federal, state, or foreign government agency related to the CFPB’s supervision of the entity; any information provided to the CFPB by a supervised entity to enable the CFPB to monitor for consumer risk in the offering or provision of consumer financial products or services or to assess whether an entity is a covered person or subject to CFPB supervisory authority; and information that is exempt from disclosure under certain provisions of FOIA.… Continue Reading