Steve Boms, Executive Director of FDATA, released the following statement:
“Today, we’re celebrating a moment that our members – and millions of consumers across the country – have been waiting for: the CFPB’s release of its proposed rule creating a legally binding consumer financial data right. We strongly support the proposed rule, which will put consumers in full control of their financial data and empower them to choose the financial provider best suited to meet their unique needs. The proposed rule will create more competition and choice in the financial services marketplace, ultimately leading to better consumer outcomes.
We are also pleased that the proposed rule creates strong data security and privacy standards to ensure that consumers are protected wherever they choose to manage their finances.
The long-awaited rulemaking commenced with the issuance of the CFPB’s Request for Information regarding Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2016. While the need for this rule was clear then, with hundreds of millions of consumers now relying on digital financial tools, it is imperative today. We look forward to working with the CFPB as it seeks to finalize this rule next year and bring U.S. consumer financial data rights on par with many other nations across the globe.”