Serious allegations are being raised in the legal community that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recruited the U.S. Trustee Program to collect bankruptcy data on its behalf to aid a controversial data-mining program.
Documents obtained by the Washington Examiner describe efforts by the CFPB to collect a decade’s worth of private financial data on the consumer behavior of five million American citizens without their knowledge or consent.
Does anyone know anything to add to this and put it in context? It sounds like yet another invasion of privacy by the US federal government, but it might well be gross exaggeration or pure nonsense from the start. I mean, it’s not like news people have ever gotten the story completely wrong before, right? However, this being the Ogabe regime, an attempt to snoop on people would be perfectly in character.