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CFPB to Supervise Credit Bureaus: Another Avenue for Enforcement of FCRA Privacy Protections

Under regulations adopted earlier this month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), the nation’s larger consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) will for the first time be subject to supervision at the federal level.  The new rules were issued pursuant to the CFPB’s authority under section 1024 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection

Regulators Clarify Key Swap-Related Dodd-Frank Definitions

In a long-awaited decision, federal commodity and securities regulators approved final rules providing definitions for several key terms under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  In particular, the CFTC voted 4-1 and the SEC voted unanimously to adopt rules defining “swap dealer,” “security-based swap dealer,” “major swap participant,” “major security-based swap participant,” and “eligible