April 20, 2024 3:40 am
RegFi Episode 26: Addressing the Regulation of Electronic Transactions in the Digital Economy | Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

In a recent discussion, Orrick Partner Edward Somers, along with Jerry Buckley and Sherry Safchuk, explored the regulatory frameworks that impact electronic records and signatures in the origination and servicing of financial products. They highlighted the significance of laws such as the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), the federal E-Sign Act, and various state laws in facilitating electronic transactions.

Furthermore, they emphasized the growing regulatory focus on “dark patterns” in website and mobile app designs by the CFPB and FTC. This trend has brought attention to the importance of designing user-friendly interfaces that are transparent about their functionality and do not mislead or manipulate users into making decisions they may not have intended.

The group emphasized the need for a thorough understanding of these regulatory frameworks to ensure compliance and minimize risks in the financial industry. They also discussed how AI tools can enhance consumer experiences and improve understanding of financial products and transactions. By leveraging AI technology, financial institutions can streamline processes while also providing more personalized and efficient services to their clients.

Overall, this conversation highlighted how electronic transactions are becoming increasingly complex due to technological advancements and evolving regulatory requirements. Financial institutions must stay informed about these changes to navigate this landscape effectively while continuing to provide secure and convenient services to their customers.

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