As Equifax sheds its top execs, more experts are casting attention on the business practice of charging consumers for monitoring their personal data at bureaus that otherwise give them little control over their financial identities.
The Federal Reserve task force and committees planning a faster payments system in the U.S. have had to juggle different viewpoints, philosophies and agendas, but they are laser-focused on a key aspect of the initiative: They don’t want to come back to the drawing board once a system is in place by the targeted year of 2020.
Richard Smith has resigned from the embattled Atlanta credit reporting company and will be replaced by Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., a seven-year company veteran. Board member Mark Feidler, a former telecom executive, was named nonexecutive chairman.
Until recently, many of the fraud prevention tactics employed by organizations have added to, not reduced, customer friction across the buying cycle, writes Michael Lynch, chief strategy officer at InAuth.
New policies in China and Hong Kong may be a way to clear the path for those issuers that wish to launch legally compliant and responsible token sales, writes Joshua Ashley Klayman, an attorney at Morrison Foerster.
After Equifax disclosed a devastating data breach, much of the attention focused on whether the company did everything it could in response. But the scary truth may be that this is the sort of incident that goes beyond a single company's ability to fix.