The field of open banking refers to a data ecosystem in which data providers, such as banks and credit unions, send personal financial data to companies (e.g., fintechs) at a customer’s direction, in order to provide new products and services to the customer. Examples of these products and services include peer-to-peer payments, wealth management, and tax filing.
Open banking frameworks differ from country to country, but the interplay between open banking and data protection law raises important issues that all jurisdictions must address. Open banking can be a catalyst for greater competition by enabling new products and services that depend on the sharing of personal data. That sharing of personal data is integral to realizing these benefits presents privacy and security risks, including the risk of data breaches and unauthorized transactions. FPF works with a community of experts to identify the privacy and data protection risks in this space, educate policymakers about the challenges facing the open banking ecosystem, and develop best practices and policy recommendations.
FPF Releases Infographic to Explore Implications of Open Banking Data Flows and Security for Individuals
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a global non-profit focused on privacy and data protection, is pleased to release an infographic, “Open Banking And The Customer Experience,” visualizing the US open banking ecosystem. FPF’s open banking infographic is supported by over a year of meetings and outreach with leaders in banking, credit management, financial […]
FPF Response to CFPB Data Portability Proposal
In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) request for comment regarding data portability for financial products and services, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comprehensive comments and recommendations, urging the Bureau to craft balanced, informed privacy rules that protect individuals’ personal information while enhancing trust in the privacy and security of emerging data […]
FPF Report: Developments in Open Banking, Key Issues from a Global Perspective
Authors: Hunter Dorwart, Daniel Berrick, Lee Matheson, and Dale Rappaneau Dale Rappaneau was a former FPF Policy Intern. In FPF’s report, Developments in Open Banking, Key Issues from a Global Perspective, explores how ten different jurisdictions have approached open banking regulation, including questions related to privacy and data protection. The report was developed as part […]
The Future is Open: The U.S. Turns to Open Banking
FPF is pleased to work with a broad set of stakeholders on concepts around privacy and open banking. For more information on our new Open Banking Working Group and related projects, please contact Jeremy Greenberg: [email protected] Introduction In July 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The Executive […]