As 2020 drew to a close, the Ninth Circuit gave the CFPB a victory in Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Seila Law LLC, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 40572 (9th Cir. Dec. 29, 2020), upholding the CFPB’s civil investigative demand (CID) to Seila Law.  The case was on remand from the United States Supreme Court, which

As you will recall from CPW’s prior update (here), earlier this fall, the CFPB issued a final rule (the “Rule”) to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).  12 CFR Part 1006 et seq.  The Rule is perhaps the most significant development affecting the debt collection industry since the FDCPA came

CPW is your source for breaking news in the area of consumer privacy litigation.  We have been covering developments concerning litigation brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  Well, entities regulated under the FCRA can also be subject to enforcement actions for failing to meet their statutory obligations.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued last week a final rule to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), in a sea change for consumer privacy and debt collection.  12 CFR Part 1006 et seq.  The Final Rule is the most significant development affecting the debt collection industry since the FDCPA came into

The CFPB has two upcoming public events you won’t want to miss.  On 15 September, the public can dial-in to the CFPB “listening session” where the CFPB “advisory committees will meet with the Bureau’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law to share recommendations on improvements to the current state of federal consumer protection

On July 7, 2020, the CFPB issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Revocation Rule”) on small dollar lending rescinding the mandatory underwriting provisions of its 2017 rule governing payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans (the “2017 Rule”).  Consistent with its proposal last year, the Revocation Rule rescinds the Mandatory Underwriting Provisions of the

According CFPB’s Director, “In April and May, the [CFPB] received approximately 42,400 and 44,100 complaints, respectively—the highest monthly complaint volumes in the Bureau’s history.”  This is something Consumer Privacy World is monitoring closely because an increase in CFPB complaints means lawsuits and statutory changes are not far behind.

Indeed, just this week the U.S. House

The long-running battle over the constitutionality of the CFPB is finally over, and it ended with a whimper. The resolution from the Supreme Court is, practically speaking, about where a panel of the D.C. Circuit left things years ago in PHH.

Companies defending against CFPB enforcement have repeatedly argued that the Bureau is unconstitutional because

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) established a Taskforce to assist with the improvement and oversight of existing federal consumer financial laws. According to the CFPB, the Taskforce “is charged with developing recommendations on harmonizing, modernizing, and updating the Federal consumer financial laws, as well as identifying gaps in knowledge that