The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a proposed rule regarding integrated disclosure for mortgage transactions and, more recently, published a policy paper regarding loss mitigation programs in housing transactions. Taken together, the Bureau’s actions likely will impart new practices in the mortgage industry and affect disclosure, information sharing, and ...
Developments and Commentary
Tom Scanlon on Aug 11, 2016
This morning we attended the meeting of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Consumer Working Group, which featured a presentation by David Silberman, Acting Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Deputy Director Silberman described the Bureau’s rulemaking process, touched on a handful of its ambitions for rules under a range of ...
Rebecca L. Williams on Aug 02, 2016
It’s a HIPAA first. A business associate has settled a direct enforcement action over allegations that it potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This settlement portends future HIPAA enforcement actions against business associates. What Happened? It all started with the theft of a smart phone. On June 24, ...
Davis Wright Tremaine on Jul 29, 2016
At ACI's recent the 12th National Forum on Emerging Payment Systems in San Francisco, Andy Lorentz, the leader of DWT's Emerging Payments and Prepaid practice, served as conference co-chair and presented as part of a panel entitled "Mobile Payment Systems and the Challenges Facing Financial Inclusion: Managing the Expectations of Millennials, the Underbanked and ...
Julia Dempewolf on Jul 18, 2016
In February 2016, hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank by sending fraudulent messages through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) messaging system. Three months later, hackers attempted to steal over $1 million from a commercial bank in Vietnam using a similar method. Since then, almost a ...
Courtney K. Stout & Bryan Thompson on Jul 13, 2016
PCI Council announces that new requirements will be considered “best practices” until compliance becomes mandatory on Feb.1, 2018 The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (PCI Council) released Version 3.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), containing several new requirements for merchants, acquirers, and other entities that accept, ...
Davis Wright Tremaine on Jul 05, 2016
PLA today posts materials prepared by Norm Page, Chair of DWT’s China Practice and Adjunct Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law, regarding cross-border financing transactions between China and the United States. PLA hopes that these materials will provide those practicing in this area with a ...
James H. Mann on Jun 15, 2016
PLA today augments its popular UDAAP Enforcement Action Database page with a link to “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review,” by Professor Christopher L. Peterson. We hope you find it useful.
Davis Wright Tremaine on Jun 14, 2016
For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying customers of the breach and offering credit protection services to them. DWT PrivSec and Payments team ...
The Wild, Distributed World: Get Ready for Radical Infrastructure Changes, From Blockchains to the Interplanetary File System to the Internet of Things
Lance Koonce on May 13, 2016
On May 24 we will be hosting a panel discussion in San Francisco on blockchain and related technologies. Please see below for details on how to register. Every so often—and more frequently now than ever before—we are treated to a deluge of media stories telling us why some new technology will change ...
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