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CFPB Announces Panels for CFPB-FTC Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the panels for its December 10, 2019 workshop, cohosted with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to examine issues affecting the accuracy of traditional credit reports as well as employment and tenant background screening reports.

The December workshop seeks to bring together stakeholders—including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and regulators—for a wide-ranging public discussion on the changes in the landscape over recent years that may affect the accuracy of consumer reports, such as changes in legal requirements and technological developments.

The workshop will include four panel discussions examining such issues as:

  • the current practices of furnishers of information and compliance with accuracy requirements;
  • current accuracy topics for traditional credit reporting agencies;
  • accuracy considerations for background screening; and
  • navigating the dispute process.

The workshop will also feature remarks by FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips and CFPB Deputy Director Brian Johnson. 

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, D.C., and will be webcast live on the FTC’s website

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. For more information, visit consumerfinance.gov.