What the FTC Might Look For in a Data Security Investigation in the Payments Industry

April 10, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , ,

Guest post by Emilio Cividanes, Kelly DeMarchis and Rob Hartwell, Venable LLP The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) has a broad mandate to pursue “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.” One substantive area which the FTC has asserted falls under … Read more

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Payment Processing

March 5, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Andrew Bigart, Venable LLP                The payments industry, particularly the nonbank side, has traditionally been free from direct federal regulation or supervision. Over the past several years, however, the federal government has focused on the important role … Read more

A 2015 Road Map for Payment Processing Compliance

January 23, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Ellen T. Berge and Andrew Bigart, Venable LLP The past year was a big one for the payments industry with the introduction of new products, the growth of virtual currencies, and, of course, continued government pressure on payment processors and non-bank entities … Read more