Trump Administration Has a Big Thing Against Public Databases
Companies, raising reputational concerns, have long griped about agencies that post consumer complaints and other data. Republicans and Trump administration agencies are now taking up that cause. A U.S. Treasury report recommends restricting public access to the CFPB's online complaint database. Consumer advocates are crying foul.
By C. Ryan BarberJune 16, 2017
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U.S. Treasury Department in Washington (Michael A. Scarcella/ ALM Media)
In 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed giving its database of consumer complaints a more “personal” touch—and Wells Fargo was worried.
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