Cyber-Security

CBA supports strong national data protection and consumer notification standards with effective enforcement provisions that are applicable to any party with access to important consumer financial information. CBA members are already subject to robust data protection and notification standards and these requirements must be recognized. Inconsistent state laws and regulations should be preempted in favor of strong Federal data protection and notification standards. CBA firmly holds that all parties must share in protecting consumers and, as such, the costs of a data breach should ultimately be borne by the entity that incurs the breach. Protecting consumer data is a shared responsibility, and merchants must have the same tough data security standards as financial institutions to thwart hackers as well as the ability to accept chip-based cards.
  • October 24, 2016
    October 24, 2016 Via Electronic Mail Ms. Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1275 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Docket No. CFPB–2016–0039, RIN 3170–AA63 Re: Comments in Response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Amendments Relating to Disclosure of Records and Information. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Clearing House Association L.L.C.,...
  • October 4, 2016
    On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the American Banker reported on a memo sent by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the CFPB about the Bureau’s 2016 “Major Management Challenges,” which, according to the memo , included: Ensuring an effective information security program Ensuring comprehensive policies and procedures are in place and followed Maturing the human capital program Managing and...
  • September 22, 2016
    On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the House Financial Services Committee for the sixth Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) remained critical of FSOC’s ability to identify risks to the financial system, especially regarding housing finance reform, bank consolidation and the unsustainable...
  • September 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, FinCEN issued an advisory to help financial institutions guarding against a growing number of email fraud schemes in which criminals deceive banks and their customers into conducting wire transfers. The advisory also provides red flags—developed in consultation with the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service—available to financial institutions to help identify and prevent...
  • May 27, 2016
    West Coast visits with FinTech and Banks On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, I escaped D.C.’s recent onslaught of rain to spend time visiting the Golden State. First, I kicked things off in San Francisco, where I met with former CBA Board Member Ryan McInerney , now President at Visa Inc., a CBA Diamond sponsor. We discussed the latest in payments and innovation and how banks can...
  • May 23, 2016
    Seven financial trade groups announced Monday that they are banding together to push legislation that would extend banklike data security standards to retailers and nonbank businesses. The renewed effort, which comes after legislation stalled late last year, is a pre-emptive counterpunch as the largest retail trade association is making its own lobbying effort this week by inviting members to...
  • May 23, 2016
    In the latest chapter of the long-running policy dispute between retailers and the financial industry over who is responsible for improving consumer data security, an array of financial groups has launched a new campaign to pressure Congress to pass legislation requiring more protections from merchants. The financial industry is getting frustrated by the slow progress on a key piece of data-...
  • May 20, 2016 - 2:00PM
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    Insight from Legal Experts and an Operations Veteran. The benefit of leveraging outsourced vendors to manage consumer contacts continues to be offset by the risk of being directly liable, or vicariously liable, for the outsourced vendors' actions. In an attempt to reduce liability, many creditors are incurring rapidly rising audit resource costs as they search for ways to exert control and gain...
  • May 13, 2016
    On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Electronic Payments Coalition, of which CBA is a member, sent a letter House leadership requesting assistance in advancing data security and breach notification legislation. CBA remains supportive of H.R. 2205, the Data Security Act of 2015, which passed 46-9 through the House Financial Services Committee in December of 2015 with strong bipartisan support. The letter...
  • April 18, 2016
    On Monday, April 18, 2016, a group of Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting it study the recent development and regulation of financial technology firms, often referred to as “fintech.” Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) acknowledged fintech has filled gaps in communities where access to credit is often...

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