CFPB on Schedule with Consumer Data Privacy Rights Rulemaking Process

On Oct. 25, 2022, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Rohit Chopra, announced at a fintech conference that the CFPB “will launch the process to activate a dormant authority under Section 1033 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act . . . [to] provide for personal financial data rights for Americans . . .”

As background, § 1033[1] of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, a/k/a, the Dodd-Frank Act, generally allows a consumer access to transactional information that a business holds related to products or services that were provided to the consumer.

Specifically, § 1033(a) provides:

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