Consumer protection took a big hit in 2018. With a focus on deregulation, rules to protect consumers have been rolled back or delayed and investigations into financial firms’ anti-consumer practices have been slashed, leaving consumers more susceptible to scams and misleading deals. With leadership changes in Congress and at key federal agencies, this webinar will explore what we can expect in consumer protection in the year ahead.
After recent mega data breaches, we’ll discuss if 2019 is the year for a national data protection law, if payday lenders and debt collectors will be reigned in by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and if credit for traditionally underserved communities will become more inclusive. We’ll consider the state of attention to fair lending concerns as well as financial compensation for consumers when companies violate the law.