GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Member Advocacy Program

Welcome to ETA’s Government Affairs department, dedicated to being the premier voice of the payments industry in Washington and around the country. We advance the interests of our members before policy makers and industry groups. ETA is the premier payments industry advocate and we keep our members up to date on legislative and regulatory decisions impacting our industry.


Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Electronic Transactions Association

THE LATEST FROM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

ETA Submits Comments to the CFPB Regarding Consumer Access to Financial Records

February 21,2017

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) request for information (“RFI”) on the consumer benefits and risks associated with products and services that rely on access tomore . . .

ETA Submits Comments Regarding the NYDFS’s Proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

January 27th, 2017

Dear Superintendent Vullo:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”) proposed Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Companies (23 NYCRR 500) (the “Proposal” ormore . . .

ETA Submits Comment Letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Whitepaper

January 17, 2017

Dear Comptroller Curry:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (“OCC’s”) request for comment on its white paper, “Exploring Special Purpose National Bank Charters formore . . .

ETA Payments Fast Facts – Five Things You Need to Know About Prepaid Cards

December 19, 2016

1. Prepaid Cards Provide Many of the Same Benefits of Bank Accounts

GPR prepaid cards are not phone cards or gift cards. The only differences between GPR and
traditional credit or debit cards is that they do notmore . . .

ETA Sends Letters to Congressional Leaders Urging the Repeal of Pending Prepaid Card Rules

December 7, 2016

On behalf of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), thank you for your service
and leadership in the 114th Congress.

As the new Congress convenes and Republican leadership outlines its priorities for the
115th Congress, ETA asks that you considermore . . .

ETA Letter to President-Elect Trump Outlining Its Policy Proposals for 2017

November 28, 2016

Dear President-elect Trump:

On behalf of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), I would like to congratulate you on your election to the Office of President of the United States of America.

ETA encourages your administration to create amore . . .

ETA Submits Comments to FTC regarding its Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records

November 21, 2016

Dear Secretary Clark:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC” or “Commission”) Request for Public Comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Recordsmore . . .

ETA Signs Industry Coalition Letter Urging the New Administration to End Operation Choke Point

November 14, 2016

Congratulations on your election as President of the United States of America. Our industry looks forward to working with your Administration during the next four years to benefit the business community, consumer, and the broader economy.

Specifically,more . . .

ETA Submits Comment Letter to the New York Department of Financial Services on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

November 14, 2016

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”) proposed Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Companies (23 NYCRR 500) (the “Proposal” or “Rule”).

ETA ismore . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter to the New York Department of Financial Services on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

November 14, 2016

The Business Council of New York State, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represent nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, welcomemore . . .

ETA Submits Comments to the FTC regarding its Safeguards Rule

November 7, 2016

Dear Secretary Clark:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC” or “Commission”) Request for Public Comment on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (“Safeguards Rule” or “Rule”). ETAmore . . .


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