• 10.11.18

    Disallowed Claims Get New Life With NAD Procedural Change

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) announced procedural changes at the self-regulatory body’s annual conference.

  • 10.11.18

    From New York to Florida, Use Reviews With Caution

    An enforcement action by the New York Attorney General’s Office and a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provide an important reminder about making adequate disclosures when using online reviews.

  • 10.11.18

    Accountability Program Targets Collection of Geolocation Data

    In its latest decision, the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program highlighted the need to provide consumers with “enhanced notice” when data is collected for interest-based advertising (IBA) on either a desktop computer or smartphone.

  • 10.11.18

    IAB Calls for Uniform National Privacy Standard

    Facing the requirements of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is pushing federal lawmakers to adopt a uniform national standard before a patchwork of state privacy laws develops.

  • 10.10.18

    Latest Buzz: Is California Regulator Readying New Financial Regulations?

    In a sign that the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) is contemplating new enforcement activity or possibly proposed regulations in the lending space, the DBO sent letters to 20 consumer installment lenders asking for details about their annual percentage rates (APRs) and online ...

  • 10.10.18

    CFPB: Staff Controversy, Credit Invisibility, Disclosure Sandbox, Meetings Renewed

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) continues in the news, as the CFPB released a report on credit invisibility, met with advisory groups for the first time this year and proposed a policy for its new “sandbox” program.

  • 10.10.18

    New York DFS Files Second Suit Over OCC Fintech Charter

    Here we go again: The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has filed its second lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over the agency’s plan to permit fintech companies to apply for Special Purpose National Bank Charters.

  • 10.10.18

    California Enacts New Laws Impacting Financial Institutions

    Following a busy few months for the California legislature, financial institutions are now facing some new requirements.

  • 10.10.18

    Card Networks and Merchants Reach New Settlement Terms

    Will the second time be the charm? Two credit card networks and merchants representing the class suing them reached a revised agreement to put an end to a 13-year-old antitrust class action concerning the interchange fees merchants must pay and the card network rules imposed on merchants.  

  • 10.08.18

    California Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Preventing Workplace Harassment

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Brown signed a bill prohibiting the inclusion of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements in cases and administrative actions involving sexual harassment, as well as other sexual offenses, while allowing the claimants in such actions to retain the right to ...