Current Industry News
FTC Releases FY 2018 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book and Mini Site
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2018. The FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls. The data show that the number of active registrations on the DNC Registry has increased significantly over the past year, while the total number of consumer complaints decreased for the first time in five years.
AG Healey Announces Bipartisan Working Group to Combat Illegal Robocalls
BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today announced her office is part of a bipartisan group of 39 state attorneys general partnering to stop annoying and harmful robocalls by working with major telecommunications companies to implement new technology to combat illegal robocalls.
THE WIRED GUIDE TO DATA BREACHES
Another week, another massive new corporate security breach that exposes your personal data. Names, email addresses, passwords, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers, banking data, passport numbers, phone numbers, home addresses, driver’s license numbers, medical records—they all get swept up by shadowy, amorphous hackers for fraud, identity theft, and worse. Sometimes the affected company will send you an email suggesting that you change a password or credit card number, but for the most part, these incidents are invisible—until they aren’t.
Senate confirms Kathy Kraninger as BCFP director
The Senate voted today to confirm Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Kraninger replaces Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, and will serve a five-year term as director. “We’re pleased to have a new permanent director leading the BCFP, as credit unions and other parts of the financial services marketplace need stability at the bureau,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We look forward to working with Ms. Kraninger and her staff on ways to help credit unions serve members better.”