New CFPB chief vows tough oversight of big tech, large banks

Amazon, Google and other technology giants entering financial services should be subject to the same supervision banks are, Rohit Chopra said in his first congressional testimony as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also said he wants to focus enforcement on large firms that harm many people rather than chasing small companies.

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  • John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.