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As the Federal Trade Commission explores a rulemaking to govern the collection of personal data for commercial purposes, it should consider the current landscape of federal and state laws on data security and avoid pursuing regulations that discourage innovation that has benefitted consumers in financial services, the American Bankers Association said Monday in comments filed with the agency.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today outlined proposals under consideration that would require businesses to make a consumer’s financial information available to them or a third party at the consumer’s direction.


While underscoring their full support for consumer data privacy and security, they noted that their members have been subject to “extensive federal privacy and data protection laws” for several decades, and pointed out several provisions of the legislation should be reconsidered.

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