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Volume 25 - Number 3

February 3, 2014

GOP Raises Concerns with CFPB, FHFA Mortgage Database Project

With the recent data breach at the Target national retail chain and the disclosures about the National Security Administration by whistleblower Edward Snowden still fresh in mind, House Republicans are pressing the CFPB over the integrity and security of its various database initiatives. Rep. Ed Royce, R-CA, took issue in particular with the national mortgage database project the CFPB is engaged in, along with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “I think you...

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