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Peter Swire Archives

State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law: Lagging Behind the Times?

Peter Swire testifies before the Senate to discuss federal agency privacy and data practices.

By Peter Swire | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Importance of a Homeowner Bill of Rights

Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga detail how proposed rules for increased transparency in the servicing of mortgages will benefit all involved.

By Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga | Friday, February 17, 2012

Consumers Matter in Mortgage-Servicing Compensation Decision

The consumer perspective must be front and center in FHFA decisions about mortgage-servicing compensation after the robo-signing scandal, write Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga.

By Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation

CAP Senior Fellow Peter Swire speaks before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

By Peter Swire | Thursday, September 15, 2011

Effective National Mortgage Servicing Standards Are Essential

Peter Swire explains that, in the absence of market discipline on servicers, an effective national set of mortgage standards is essential.

By Peter Swire | Monday, August 8, 2011

The Need for Consumer Protection Laws for Homeowners

Peter Swire explains to a congressional committee how he ran afoul of a mortgage services company that mistakenly thought he’d canceled his flood insurance.

By Peter Swire | Monday, August 8, 2011

Why Privacy Legislation Is Hot Now

The time may well be ripe for a bill that provides basic privacy protections more generally, writes Peter Swire.

By Peter Swire | Thursday, June 23, 2011

CAP Takes Questions on Internet Privacy from Facebook Users

play_alt icon Video Peter Swire answers questions from Facebook users on Internet privacy.

By Peter Swire | Monday, April 25, 2011

Social Networks, Privacy, and Freedom of Association

book_alt2 icon Report Peter Swire explores the intersection of privacy and freedom of association in this report.

By Peter Swire | Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Online Privacy Policy Right

book_alt2 icon Report Peter Swire explores the need for a Privacy Policy Office at the Department of Commerce and finds reasons to support its creation.

By Peter Swire | Friday, January 28, 2011

What the Fair Credit Reporting Act Should Teach Us About Mortgage Servicing

book_alt2 icon Report The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides a model for showing that the rights and needs of consumers should not continue to be ignored in our system for mortgage servicing, writes Peter Swire.

By Peter Swire | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Homeowners Are Consumers, Too

Peter Swire examines possible new consumer protection rules for homeowners who make monthly payments to mortgage servicing companies that could care less about consumer interests.

By Peter Swire | Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stopping Foreclosures amid Mortgage Modifications

Peter Swire examines ways to build on existing rules in the Home Affordable Mortgage Program to better protect homeowners facing foreclosure while negotiating mortgage modifications.

By Peter Swire | Friday, November 19, 2010

Bankers Should Take Personal Responsibility for the Foreclosure Mess

Peter Swire outlines a solution for rebuilding confidence in the housing market by pushing banks to take personal responsibility in certifying mortgages.

By Peter Swire | Monday, October 11, 2010

How to Buy Free Software

book_alt2 icon Report Peter Swire explains the nuances of procuring web 2.0 technology for the federal government in this report, part of the White House 2.0 series.

By Peter Swire | Monday, June 1, 2009