H. R. 5413
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 8, 2016
Mr. Salmon introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide additional requirements for the consumer complaint website of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
CFPB Data Accountability Act.
Consumer complaint website requirements
Section 1013(b)(3) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. 5493(b)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
In establishing and maintaining the website described under subparagraph (A), the Bureau shall comply with the following:
With respect to consumer complaint information obtained by the Bureau under this paragraph, the Bureau may only make such information available to the public on the website in an aggregated format and after taking steps to ensure that proprietary, personal, or confidential consumer information is not made public on such website.
The Bureau shall verify any consumer complaint information included under clause (i) where the complaint alleges a violation of a law, regulation, or contractual agreement between a consumer and a covered person who offered or provided the consumer financial product or service to the consumer.
Report of complaint percentages
With respect to consumer complaint information about a particular consumer financial product or service, the Bureau may only make such information available to the public on the website if the Bureau accompanies such information with statistics on how many consumer complaints the Bureau receives with respect to the particular consumer financial product or service compared to the total number of consumers making use of such consumer financial product or service.
Quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information
The Bureau shall comply with all guidelines issued by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to section 515 of H.R. 5658, as enacted by section 1(a)(3) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001.