FTC and CFPB to Host Joint Roundtable on the “Life of a Debt”

On June 6, the FTC and the CFPB will co-host a joint roundtable event, "Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection," to examine the flow
of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event, held at the FTC, will
bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry
members, state and federal regulators, and academics to exchange
information on a range of issues. Topics will include:

  • the amount of documentation and other information currently
    available to different types of collectors and at different points in
    the debt collection process;
  • the information needed to verify and substantiate debts;
  • the costs and benefits of providing consumers with additional disclosures about their debts and debt-related rights; and
  •  information issues relating to pleading and judgment in debt collection litigation.

The roundtable is free and open to the public; it will be held
at the FTC’s Satellite Building Conference Center, 601 New Jersey
Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. and will also be streamed live online. An RSVP is suggested as space is limited. 

For more information, including the agenda, go here.

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