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Buckley Webcast: Expanded role for the FTC on the road ahead

Do you know what the Federal Trade Commission is up to these days? If not, you should. The FTC once dominated the playing field on many consumer protection issues before the advent of the CFPB. With recent changes in agendas and leadership at the federal level, the FTC is reasserting its relevance through enforcement activity targeting the offering and sale of consumer financial products and services. Its expanding role could have significant implications for financial services companies within its jurisdiction — and for banks, thrifts, and credit unions that have third-party relationships with these companies.

Buckley lawyers Jonice Gray Tucker, Amanda Lawrence, and Aaron Mahler discussed the FTC’s consumer protection enforcement priorities for 2019 and beyond, and how those priorities are likely to shape the provision of consumer financial services. Topics included privacy and data security, debt collection, fintech, military and veterans lending, UDAP, and more.