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NADA Mounts Opposition to Enhanced Safeguards Rule

National Automobile Dealers Association officials have told the FTC that proposed new provisions to the Safeguards Rule may be unnecessary and could cost smaller dealers more than $400,000 in the first calendar year of enforcement.

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Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

When sales managers habitually ignore Red Flags warnings, your customers’ identities and the dealer’s wallet are both left vulnerable. Here’s how to break the habit.

FTC: DealerBuilt Hack Affected 130 Dealerships

A 2016 cyberattack laid bare the personally identifiable information of about 12.5 million customers of 130 U.S. dealerships, according to a Federal Trade Commission bulletin announcing a consent agreement with dealer software provider DealerBuilt.

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

FTC Reminds Businesses of Duties to Victims of Identity Theft

The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s ‘business records turnover provision’ requires that business provide free of charge and without subpoena records relating to the theft within 30 days of a victim’s written request.

5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.

Defining the Dark Side

There’s one way to keep federal regulators, plaintiffs’ attorneys, attorneys general and the media at bay. Read on to find out what it is.

FTC Approves Final Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced last week final amendments to its Used Car Rule. It noted that its amended rule permits dealers to use their remaining stock of Buyers Guides for one year after the effective date of the amended rule.

Formalized and Documented

The magazine's compliance pro believes the FTC may soon take a page out of the CFPB's playbook when it comes to regulating dealers. He explains how dealers can get prepared.

Nine-Store Los Angeles Group Charged With Payment Packing, Yo-Yo Financing

The Federal Trade Commission today charged nine Los Angeles-area dealerships and their owners with a wide range of deceptive, and unfair sales and financing practices, including payment packing and using "yo-yo" finanicng tactics.