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Jun 05, 2019

Can’t Gag Me Now: FTC Steps Up CRFA Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) message is clear: companies can’t restrict consumers from publishing negative reviews as a condition of purchase. Provisions or clauses containing this sort [...]

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May 20, 2019

Senate Bill 561 Blocked by California Senate Appropriations Committee

Earlier this month, several California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) amendment bills took the first step towards becoming law by receiving passing votes from their designated committees. On [...]

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May 13, 2019

Receivables Industry Leadership Shares Insights on CFPB Town Hall Panel

The accounts receivable industry was well represented at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) Debt Collection Town Hall Meeting last week. At the Bureau’s request, Jan Stieger, [...]

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May 07, 2019

BREAKING: CFPB Announces Proposed FDCPA Rule

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced its long-awaited proposed rule to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). Spanning over 500 pages, the proposed [...]

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May 01, 2019

California Assembly Narrows the Field of CCPA Contenders

California lawmakers hoping to scale back, expand, or at least clarify the scope of the state’s groundbreaking privacy law have seen their first real victories as Assembly [...]

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Apr 26, 2019

High Court Rules Ambiguous Arbitration Provisions do not Permit Class-Based Claims

On Wednesday April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lamps Plus Inc., et al. v. Frank Valera that class-based arbitration cannot be compelled where an [...]

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Apr 04, 2019

Eyeing Consumer Data Privacy, FTC Seeks Comment on Safeguards and Privacy Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it is seeking comment on proposed changes to rules promulgated under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB). GLB requires companies that [...]

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Mar 18, 2019

RMAI Launches Financial Literacy Resource for Adults and Children

Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) has launched a comprehensive and engaging online resource for financial success. FinancialLiteracy.ROCKS allows everyone from beginning learners through experienced consumers to explore [...]

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Mar 12, 2019

Washington Senate Approves Sweeping Data Privacy Bill

The Washington State Senate passed SB 5376, the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), by a 46-1 vote.  The bill now moves to the State’s House of Representatives for [...]

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Mar 07, 2019

Attorneys General Launch New Consumer-Focused Website

State attorneys general are stepping into the consumer complaint and education arena boldly with their new national website. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and its [...]

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