• 04.27.18

    DOJ Steers Toward Auto Lender in SCRA Action

    Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) actions against auto lenders remain popular with the Department of Justice (DOJ), with the agency filing a new complaint in California federal court.


  • 03.15.18

    FTC Settles With Payment and Social Networking Service

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a Consent Order with an online payment system company, settling charges that its payment and social networking service violated the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and related regulations, as well as Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act...


  • 02.28.18

    OIG Audit Addresses Data Security Concerns at the CFPB

    The independent auditor of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Federal Reserve System reported on cybersecurity issues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the report does not quite fit the picture painted by either advocates or opponents.

  • 02.16.18

    New York DFS Cybersecurity Certifications Due

    The time has come for entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services to make their first certification of compliance with the regulator’s cybersecurity rules.

  • 02.06.18

    DOJ Expands Opioid Enforcement Efforts Using Data Analytics

    On Jan. 30, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that over the next 45 days, as part of its continued increase in opioid-related enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Agency will “surge” agents and investigators to opioid “hot spots.”

  • 01.18.18

    FSOC Cautions Industry About Cybersecurity Risks

    Cybersecurity threats are the biggest challenge facing the financial services industry, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) declared in its annual report, calling on federal regulators to ensure that banks are taking appropriate steps to protect their businesses.


  • 01.11.18

    2017 Year in Review: Data Breaches

    The year 2017 saw the number of data breaches grow, and the trend is expected to continue and intensify.

  • 12.14.17

    Banks Find Success Suing Over Data Breaches

    Banks continue to file suit against retailers, hoping to shift the costs of data breaches, with some recent success.


  • 11.06.17

    Social Media, Behavior Policies Tossed by NLRB ALJ

    Prohibiting social media activity by employees that “reflect[s] poorly” on the employer violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined.

  • 10.26.17

    Equifax Fallout Continues, Spreads Across Industry—and Pond

    The fallout from the Equifax data breach continues, reaching other credit reporting companies and all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.