The CFPB has announced that it will be reopening the comment period on its November 2021 request for public comments to inform its inquiry into large technology companies that offer payment services.  In October 2021, the CFPB sent orders to six large technology platforms offering payment services that directed them to provide information to the

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has identified a framework of five principles, also known as the “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights,” that is intended to guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems and artificial intelligence (AI).  The Blueprint defines automated systems broadly as any system, software

After discussing what the Metaverse is and its possible uses by providers of legal and other services, we look at an array of legal issues that should be considered by lawyers and their clients operating in the Metaverse or contemplating doing so.  Issues discussed include privacy rights of users of Metaverse platforms, data security, moderation

At the end of last month, the CFPB sent orders to six large technology platforms offering payment services that directs them to provide information to the Bureau about their payments products and services and their collection and use of personal payments data.

On November 5, 2021, the CFPB published a notice in the Federal Register

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra has wasted no time in acting on comments he made at his confirmation hearing regarding the risks posed by the collection of data by large platforms.  In just his first full week as CFPB Director, the CFPB sent orders to six technology platforms offering payment services directing them to provide information

The CFPB has added a new section to its Supervision and Examination Manual titled “Compliance Management Review-Information Technology.”  The new section supplements the existing section on Compliance Management Review to provide examination procedures to be used by CFPB examiners to assess information technology (IT) and IT controls as part of a Compliance Management System (CMS)

After reviewing how blockchain technology operates and the pandemic’s impact on its use, we discuss the technology’s main benefits and regulatory risks; its use in digital identity, anti-money laundering compliance, preventing wire transfer fraud, peer-to-peer lending, and decentralized finance; the role of “smart contracts” in consumer finance; how various companies are using the technology; and

We are joined by Bret Ladine, the DFPI’s General Counsel.  We discuss the DFPI’s plans for adding new staff, promoting innovation through the new Financial Technology Innovation Office, providing guidance on CFPL exemptions, and handling complaints.  Other topics include the DFPI’s approach to its new authority regarding UDAAPs (which covers small business financing), registration of

In this podcast, we are joined by Tom Vartanian, who leads the Financial Regulation & Technology Institute of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, to discuss his proposal for the President and Congress to establish a National Financial Technology Commission.  The issues we examine include the security and other risks financial institutions face from