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 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 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 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Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering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.