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TAKE A STAND AGAINST DATA BREACHES
updated 03/26/14 09:27 PM
Your Attendance at GRR is Vital
As more harmful data breaches similar to the massive Target stores card breach are discovered each month, it’s time for the California state legislature to step up and combat the lack of protections merchants have for consumers’ financial information.

Urging state legislators on this important issue for all credit unions is what industry leaders from across California will undertake during the 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) in Sacramento, hosted by the California Credit Union League. This key advocacy and educational event takes place April 7-8.

Your presence is vital in helping explain to lawmakers the inequity in current law surrounding data security protections, notifications, and who pays the bill for merchants’ mistakes.

“As with all legislative pushes of this scope, it’s important that we share our viewpoint on what a good solution looks like,” said Bob Arnould, senior vice president of advocacy for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “Without credit union input, there is a significant threat of faulty approaches being included in legislation meant to fix the data security problem.”

How much are merchant data breaches costing your credit union? The numbers may be staggering.

State legislators need to hear from credit unions about this high-profile topic so consumers receive the data protection they need, and so credit unions aren’t stuck footing the bill and receiving unwarranted negative media attention.

“Data breaches are more prevalent than ever, and California’s laws need updating to better protect consumers when they swipe their cards," Arnould said.

Your credit union continues to spend time, money, and research on the newest technologies to protect your members’ financial privacy. Are merchants doing the same?

Your help is needed in Sacramento to help spread the word about data security and why it matters to credit unions and all Californians! Please join us on April 7-8.

 
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CU DIRECT TO DONATE 20K TO CMN updated 12/16/14 11:03 AM
‘20 for 20’ Anniversary Campaign
CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive, and strategic solutions for credit unions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

NCUA MAY BE LIABLE FOR DATA BREACH updated 12/16/14 10:05 AM
Flash Drive with Member Info Lost
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) confirmed on Dec. 15 that a flash drive containing the personal information of Palm Springs FCU member was lost during a recent audit. The loss of data includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and account information.

PREPARE FOR HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS updated 12/16/14 09:42 AM
Also, Digital Media and Marketing
Federal health care law requirements, creating a quick digital message, and the marriage of innovation with marketing are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest!

'IOLTA' BILL: A BIG WIN FOR MOVEMENT updated 12/15/14 10:36 AM
Two Credit Unions React
The Senate’s passage of H.R. 3468 on Thursday is big news for federally-insured credit unions in California and Nevada that serve attorney firms and other businesses, and could open the door to deepening current relationships and attracting new prospects.