Computers have brought in a dynamic access to data and information. In the finance world there are 10+ financial agencies and federal watchdog groups committed to protecting consumers in the fast-moving realm of financial technology, also known as Fintech. Consumers today have ever greater options to store, share, and spend money with the aid of new technologies entering the market at breakneck speed. These emerging financial technologies can empower consumers by providing greater financial choices and unprecedented convenience. At the same time, companies offering these exciting new products must keep in mind important consumer protection principles as they continue to innovate for consumers' benefit.
Based in Washington, D.C. each regulator does something unique in service to public officials and other American citizens. Who are these agencies? What do they do? What output do they generate that will be of interest and use to patrons of business, economic, policy, and government librarians? This output is in the public domain and available to be used in the financial technology (FInTech) world.
This Pre-Conference will take representatives from the three natural group of agencies and have a librarian lead a discussion.
ALA Unit/Subunit: RUSA,RUSA_BRASS, GODORT
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute, Ticketed Event
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.