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On March 7, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities announced it has published a new brochure to help consumers better understand what information should be included in their credit report and what steps to take if there is an issue.
On March 9, President Trump issued Proclamation 9577 announcing March 5 through March 11 as National Consumer Protection Week 2017. The President “call[ed] upon government officials, industry leaders, and advocates to educate our citizens about the protection of personal information and identity theft through consumer education activities in communities across the country.” As previously covered in InfoBytes, several events have been planned nationally to educate and empower consumers.
On February 28, the FTC issued a statement to promote the 19th annual National Consumer Protection Week to be held March 5-11, 2017, in partnership with more than 100 agencies at the federal, state, and local level, as well as consumer groups and national advocacy organizations. The week is a nationally-coordinated campaign dedicated to the mission of “informing Americans of their consumer rights while providing them access to free consumer-related resources.” Activities include a Facebook live video stream where FTC staff will answer questions about fraud prevention, Twitter chats with both the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Colorado Attorney General’s office, as well as numerous events across the country geared towards promoting consumer education.
- Sherry-Maria Safchuk to discuss UDAAP at an American Bar Association webinar
- Jeffrey P. Naimon to discuss "What to expect: The new administration and regulatory changes" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
- Jonice Gray Tucker to discuss “The future of fair lending” at the Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
- Steven R. vonBerg to discuss "LO comp challenges" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
- Michelle L. Rogers to discuss "Major litigation" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
- Michelle L. Rogers to discuss “The False Claims Act today” at the Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Section Roundtable