Data privacy rules

Congress needs to hurry up on data protection

10/30/19

Consumer identities are becoming increasingly digital and more prone to privacy risks. Lawmakers cannot sit idle.

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Don’t buy what Zuckerberg’s selling on Libra

10/22/19

Facebook’s cryptocurrency would not help underserved communities, despite the claims of its CEO, who is slated to appear before Congress this week.

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California blazing a trail on banking policy for other blue states

10/08/19

The state's Democratic-controlled Legislature has enacted laws establishing data privacy rights, giving municipalities the ability to set up public banks, and requiring standardized disclosures on small-business loans, among other issues. Lawmakers elsewhere are taking notice.

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California’s privacy reforms can drive national legislation

09/24/19

Congress should consider acting quickly or companies could treat the Golden State's new data privacy restrictions as a national standard.

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Beware the privacy risks that come with a crypto venture

08/19/19

The Financial Action Task Force’s recent guidance on data privacy regulations should serve as a warning to companies planning to test virtual currencies.

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As mobile apps proliferate, data protection has to keep up

07/22/19

Banks and third parties must work together to safeguard data being shared when a customer uses mobile apps.

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Despite outcry, Congress unlikely to block Facebook's crypto plan

07/19/19

Lawmakers from both parties strongly criticized Libra this week, but largely steered clear of proposals to stop it.

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Facebook crypto exec meets congressional firing squad

07/16/19

Resistance to Libra on the Senate Banking Committee was bipartisan, and other takeaways from Tuesday’s hearing.

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Facebook won’t launch crypto service until regulators satisfied, exec says

07/15/19

David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s digital wallet, plans to tell Congress that the company will roll out Libra only after it has "received appropriate approvals.”

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'Let's encourage banks to join payday lenders': Comments of the week

07/11/19

Readers react to the Fed warming up to CRA reforms, criticize the Democratic presidential candidates, defend Pittsburgh as a megabank attraction and more.

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