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CFPB RIN: 3170-AA85 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Public Release of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data 

This rule will facilitate further implementation of a statutory directive in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) that the Bureau modify or require modification of the public Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for the purpose of protecting consumer privacy interests. In its 2015 final rule to implement the Dodd-Frank Act amendments to HMDA, the Bureau adopted a balancing test to use to determine whether and how HMDA data should be modified prior to its disclosure to the public in order to protect applicant and borrower privacy while also fulfilling HMDA’s public disclosure purposes. The Bureau sought comment in 2017 on its proposed application of the balancing test to the 2018 data to be collected and reported by lenders, and issued final policy guidance in late 2018. After consideration of stakeholder comments urging that determinations concerning the disclosure of loan-level HMDA data be effectuated through more formal processes, the Bureau has decided to add the new notice-and-comment rulemaking to govern HMDA data disclosure going forward.  Commencing a notice-and-comment rulemaking will enable the Bureau to adopt a more definitive approach to disclosing HMDA data to the public in future years after considering new information concerning the privacy risks and benefits of disclosure of the HMDA data.  

Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Policy Guidance  01/31/2019 
NPRM  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Jacobs
Office of Regulations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington, DC 20552
Phone:202 435-7700