Consumer financial protection is fraught with problems arising from breaches in the electronic payment system, threats to privacy, black markets, and overall data security. As internet commerce accelerates, vulnerabilities inherent in this growing flow of individual and institutional financial information create substantial public policy challenges for regulators and decision-makers. The Seventh Annual Public Policy Institute on Financial Services explored these challenges and possible solutions.
Program participants had the opportunity to tour a state of the art Visa processing facility designed to securely process hundreds of millions of transactions per day. The data center tour, led by the top cyber security practitioners, provided unique exposure to the systems, hardware, software, and skilled professionals that keep the world’s largest retail payment network safe.
Opening Keynote Lecture: The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve
Financial Inclusion and the Shadow Economy
My Car Wants to Buy New Tires: The Internet of Things and Payments
Changes and Challenges for the CFPB
The New Environment for the FTC
Closing Keynote Lecture: Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics