Gramm Leach Bliley Act

As reported on our Hunton Retail Law Resource blog, on January 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Mortgage Solutions FCS, Inc., and its sole principal, Ramon Walker, to resolve allegations that the lender violated the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, by improperly disseminating consumers’ personal information on Yelp in response to consumers’ negative reviews posted to that site.
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On February 27, 2018, the FTC announced an agreement with PayPal, Inc., to settle charges that its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service misled consumers regarding privacy and the extent to which consumers’ financial accounts were secured. This signals a renewed focus by the FTC on violations of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Privacy and Safeguards Rules.
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On November 8, 2017, the FTC announced a settlement with Georgia-based online tax preparation service, TaxSlayer, LLC, regarding allegations that the company violated federal rules on financial privacy and data security. The FTC charged TaxSlayer with violating the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule and Privacy Rule.
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